Following inarguably the best season of his career, and picking up the Ballon d’Or, Karim Benzema is going through an extremely tough spell this campaign.
The French striker missed seven out of 14 possible games in the league through injury, and has now been ruled out of the World Cup one day before the tournament began.
Despite his injury troubles, though, Real Madrid will not invest in a forward in January, reports MARCA. They are confident that Benzema will eventually return to form and fitness en route their La Liga and Champions League defence.
Carlo Ancelotti has chosen to deploy Rodrygo as the striker in Benz’s absence, and the club believes that the position is more than covered between the two players. Not to mention Marco Asensio and Eden Hazard have some experience in that position, too.
Madrid’s January plans were confirmed by Ancelotti himself during a pre-game press conference, who said, “Our idea is not to make moves during the winter market.”
While Benzema’s injury comes at a terrible time for the player, it gives the club enough time to treat the Frenchman during the off-season. Madrid have a cramped calendar following the end of the World Cup, and given Barcelona’s imperious form in La Liga this season, they will need their team fully fit and on their toes to win their second league title in a row.
It is important to note that while Benzema has looked visibly off-mark compared to the previous season, he is still averaging a goal every two games in La Liga. Some time off the pitch could do him, and consequently, the team a world of good.
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