When? Karim Benzema The Ballon d’Or looked to have a comfortable path to retirement after joining Saudi club Al Ittihad on a lucrative contract this year, but the 36-year-old Frenchman now faces the wrath of fans for his performances in recent games. Have to face. This was compounded by his unexpected disappearance in the final hours, in which his whereabouts were unknown.
The 2022 Ballon d’Or winner is at the center of criticism from the press in Saudi Arabia for his poor performances and the Argentina-led team’s poor results. Marcelo ‘The Doll’ Gallardo, Benzema, being the club legend, is taking all the shots.
Fans cheered him on his arrival in June, as hundreds of drones above the 62,000-seat stadium formed the face of a roaring tiger, the team’s animal symbol. They laugh at “Kitty” Benzema today.
The final blow came in Cristiano Ronaldo’s spectacular duel against Al-Nassr last Tuesday, a game in which Benzema was a complete ‘ghost’ and saw his former Real Madrid teammate shine, scoring two goals and Won. Individual 5-2 win with his team.
Since that meeting, there has been no news about Karim Benzema, who disappeared from the club, did not attend training on Thursday and Friday, did not answer his cell phone and closed his official account. Instagram.
Where was Benzema?
Amidst the mystery, news has finally been received about the whereabouts of the French footballer.
It has been confirmed that the club’s relationship with the player, who has a contract until 2026, has not been hastily terminated, and that The player was absent because he was entitled to early leave with a “special permit”.
According to Spanish newspaper Marca, The player has a problem with his foot and has time to recover, because winter holidays have started in Saudi Arabia and will last till February 4. We will have to wait and see when the footballer reports again and how his relationship with the team and fans will be.
Karim Benzema has played 20 games with Al-Ittihan in all competitions this season and scored 12 goals and provided five assists.
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