Karim Benzema is said to have fallen out with coach Nuno Espirito Santo just weeks after arriving in Saudi Arabia and could already leave Al-Ittihad.
Karim Benzema’s adventurous trip to Saudi Arabia doesn’t go as planned. Signed by Al-Ittihad in early June, the French striker was presented to great fanfare and made a promising debut in his new colors with three goals in the Arab Cup of Champions club. But according to the local press, the situation may have worsened, especially with his coach Nuno Espirito Santo. Both the individuals will be in conflict and maintain a very tense relationship.
He would not have attended the last training
The Portuguese technician will not appreciate a Ballon d’Or 2022 profile that does not suit his team’s needs, and does not seem conducive to his recruitment. Nuno Espirito Santo reportedly also refused to give him the captain’s armband, as agreed upon during negotiations prior to his signing. Faced with the situation, Karim Benzema, who is yet to score in the Saudi Pro League, reportedly skipped the Saudi club’s training on Tuesday and expressed his discomfort to a manager.
He must have also asked his management to find a quick solution. Otherwise, departure cannot be denied. And there should be no shortage of fans for the former Lyonnais. until Al-Ittihad acts hastily and decides to part ways with Nuno Espirito Santo.