Benzema threatens to miss two matches for France in the European Nations League

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has announced that if Karim Benzema fails to play in the Madrid derby against Atlético Madrid, he will not be part of France’s squad for the European Nations League.

Benzema, favorite for next month’s Ballon d’Or, suffered a right thigh injury during Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Celtic last Tuesday.

And whether Benzema will be fit enough to face Atlético scheduled for next week in the Spanish league will be determined through tests.

Ancelotti said at a press conference on the eve of his team’s confrontation with Mallorca, scheduled for tomorrow as part of the fifth week of the championship of Spain: “Karim? Let’s see if he can go to the derby. If he doesn’t play in the derby, he won’t join his national team.”

“This is something that can happen, there is a small problem, but also last year (Benzema) in December there was a physical problem and we were able to deal with it. This year will be the same,” added Ancelotti.

Hazard will replace Benzema in tomorrow’s match.

In the event that he fails to compete in the Madrid derby, Benzema will miss world champion France, who are preparing to defend their title at the Qatar 2022 World Cup, against Austria and Denmark on September 22 and 25 in the European Championship. League of Nations competition.

Source: agencies

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