Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane testified, this Friday, January 8, his support for Karim Benzema, implicated in the sextape affair, and hoped that things would be settled “quickly” for him.

“I fully support him, I’m with him, I know very well that these are not easy situations,” replied the French football legend, when asked about his role as a coach to ensure that his striker retains its performance despite its legal troubles.

“The most important thing is that he is good, that he disregards all that. He focuses on what he loves, on his job, on his family he loves,” he said. continued during a press conference on the eve of the match between Real Madrid and Osasuna, counting for Matchday 18 of the Spanish Championship. “It is true that it is a complicated situation and I hope that it will be settled quickly for everyone”, said “Zizou” again.

Karim Benzema, 33, is suspected of having incited in 2015 his ex-teammate at the Blues Mathieu Valbuena to pay blackmailers who threatened to unveil an intimate video featuring him.

Considered one of the best strikers in Europe, Karim Benzema quipped Thursday, a few hours after the announcement of his referral to justice, on the “masquerade” of the criminal trial in a provocative message posted on Instagram. “So when is the masquerade for, eh?”, Reacted on the social network the one who has played Real Madrid since 2009. The date of his trial has not yet been set.

During the press conference, Zinedine Zidane also returned to his quarantine since he had had to isolate himself after contact with a person infected with the coronavirus. Tested negative, he confirmed that he would attend the game on Saturday on the bench. “I can be with the team today (for training) and travel with them tomorrow,” he explained.

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