Wed 02 February 2022 | 17:05

Real Madrid boss provides update on Karim Benzema’s fitness

Carlo Ancelotti is still uncertain whether the French striker would be fit to play against Athletic Club on Thursday night.

Real Madrid

are set to face

Athletic Club

in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Thursday night.

Carlo Ancelotti has most of his players at hand for the Copa del Rey standoff, however, striker

Karim Benzema

is a serious doubt for Los Blancos, as the France international picked up a muscular injury during the draw with Elche before the international break.

Quizzed on whether the 34-year-old will be fit to play against Athletic on Thursday, Ancelotti said:

“We still don’t know. He has done individual work, he feels good and today he is going to train with the team.

“We will take the decision over whether he travels and if he will play.

“We won’t risk him. It’s not a Champions League final. We are not going to take the risk of a relapse.

“He knows it. If he doesn’t play, it’s not that we are resting him, it’s because he cannot play.

“If he feels good, he travels, if not, he stays at home.”

source: SportMob

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