Like Real Madrid, Karim Benzema missed out on his Champions League semi-final return against Manchester City (4-0). Several reasons could explain the poor form of the player, one of which remains mysterious.
Last season’s feat was not entitled to a remake. Able to limit the damage in the first leg (1-1), Real Madrid was crushed on Wednesday by Manchester City (4-0), in the semi-final return of the Champions League. A dazzling revenge for the Cityzens after going off the road against Madrid in 2022. As a whole, and with the notorious exception of Thibaut Courtois, the merengue team missed its subject and could not cope with anything to opposing superiority. Hero of Real last year, Karim Benzema has shown nothing this time. Some have tried to analyze the Frenchman’s situation.
Invited to speak on the subject on the channel The Team, Giovanni Castaldi has put forward several hypotheses, notably evoking the succession to be planned for the post-Benzema period. « That there is a reflection to take someone younger who comes for a time to play with Benzema before taking over from him, it is logical and it is the history of the clubs. Now I think this season is very special for Benzema. There is the decompression after the Ballon d’Or, which makes sense. There is this failure of the World Cup where we do not really know what happened, where it was a huge black spot for Karim Benzema. »
“I will have to explain myself, for the people”
For the journalist, the list of small worries is long and does not stop there: ” There is his body which has been in a little more difficulty. “However, the companion of Carine Galli said he was confident for the future. ” Given the character and mentality of this champion, I think his failures this season will make him come back even stronger next year. “Regarding the famous episode linked to the “KB9″ package and his hasty departure at the dawn of the 2022 World Cup, the general public is still waiting for a version that he had promised him one day on social networks: ” I’m going to have to explain myself, for the people.«