April 17, 2024

Benzema’s big clash prompts departure

Saudi Arabia’s reigning champions, Al-Ittihad have had a complicated start to the season. The Jeddah-based club have won just one of their last six matches and find themselves already dropped in the title race. And things are no better in the Asian Champions League, where Karim Benz Madrilène reportedly retorted: Don’t just talk to me, talk to the whole group. His coach was fur…

Saudi Arabia’s reigning champions, Al-Ittihad have had a complicated start to the season. The Jeddah-based club have won just one of their last six matches and find themselves already dropped in the title race. And things are no better in the Asian Champions League, where Karim Benz Madrilène reportedly retorted: Don’t just talk to me, talk to the whole group. His coach was furious: You’re the captain, a reference for all the players and the most important footballer. You have to set an example and be an example for everyone.

The Spanish media outlet Relevo adds that the relationship between the 2022 Ballon d’Or winner and the former Tottenham coach was already not at its best before this altercation. In fact, Karim Benzema reportedly asked his managers to leave, and they finally listened.