08 Jan Benzema has Zidane’s ‘full assist’ amid trial for alleged involvement in Valbuena blackmail
Actual Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has given his full backing to compatriot Karim Benzema after the French ahead came upon this week he’s set to face trial on the cost of conspiracy to try blackmail.
Versailles prosecutor’s workplace accuse the Actual Madrid ahead of getting pressured his former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena in 2015 to pay blackmailers who threatened to disclose an intimate video during which Valbuena appeared.
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“He [Benzema] has my full assist,” Zidane mentioned on Friday. “I do know it is not a simple scenario. The necessary factor is what I see and he’s effectively.”
No date for the trial has been set.
“These are troublesome conditions and we wish it to be resolved as quickly as doable,” Zidane mentioned. “He [Benzema] detaches from all of that and focuses on his work, his household. He does what he likes and desires to make individuals pleased when he’s on the pitch.”
A starter at Madrid, Benzema has not performed for France since October 2015 after being suspended by the French Football Federation (FFF) as a consequence of his alleged involvement within the alleged extortion of Valbuena. Benzema was allegedly approached by a childhood buddy to behave as an middleman and persuade Valbuena to deal immediately with the blackmailers. As a substitute, Valbuena knowledgeable the police.
Benzema has denied any wrongdoing.
Zidane, in the meantime, is hopeful Actual Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and winger Lucas Vazquez will quickly signal new offers.
Madrid captain Ramos and Vazquez have but to resume their contracts on the Bernabeu, which expire on June 30, and have been free to barter with different golf equipment since Jan. 1.
Requested forward of Saturday’s league recreation at Osasuna if he feared the Spain internationals may depart this summer season, Zidane mentioned: “We are going to see what occurs.
“I do not need to assume like that. In football you do not know what can occur. I hope it will get sorted out. What I need for my gamers is for it to be resolved as quickly as doable. In the interim Lucas and Sergio are right here and we now have a recreation tomorrow. My gamers are able to play, to coach, to do issues effectively, that’s what issues to me.”