Actual Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists the connection between Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior is ‘good’.
The striker instructed his teammate Ferland Mendy to keep away from passing to the Brazilian as he was ‘enjoying in opposition to them’ in a brutal dialog that was caught on digital camera at half-time in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach
Benzema mentioned in a leaked clip: “Don’t play with him. On my mom’s life, he’s enjoying in opposition to us.”
The defender was heard replying: “When he turns into scared, he loses what makes him nice.”
Actual Madrid have been 2-Zero down because of a brace from Marcus Thuram, earlier than Benzema and Casemiro netted late objectives to earn a degree within the Champions League conflict.
Regardless of the cruel phrases, Zidane performed down ideas of friction between Benzema and Vinicius.
On Friday, he mentioned: “It’s clear about Benzema and Vinicius. They’ve talked to one another. Issues keep on the sector. They talked and it’s good.
“There isn’t a drawback between them – the other. Ultimately, the vital factor is that the power is on tomorrow’s sport [against Huesca].
“Issues like Benzema and Vinicius have at all times occurred however they keep on the sector. The one factor that has modified is that there are various cameras.”
Mendy solely handed the ball to Vinicius 3 times through the second-half following the dialog.
The 20-year-old winger was changed by Eden Hazard within the 70th minute having solely managed a move completion fee of 71 per cent.
Zidane is adamant Vinicius has a future on the Bernabeu.
He added: “Vinicius is younger. He has a gift and a future at Madrid.
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“He’s a boy who desires to study and enhance. He works and that’s good for a coach and a staff.”
Zidane’s feedback got here following a report from Marca claiming Benzema had apologised to Vinicius.