Al-Ittihad coach finally “forgives” Karim Benzema!

Al-Riyadiya newspaper revealed that Al-Ittihad coach Marcelo Gallardo finally agreed to return Karim Benzema to team training.

The Argentine coach was determined that Benzema would not participate in the Dubai camp due to his late return from his vacation.

Throughout the month of January, a lot of speculation was raised about Benzema’s future, but at the end of the winter Mercato in Saudi Arabia, it was confirmed that the Frenchman would continue at the Jeddah City Club.

According to the latest news, after a long wait, Gallardo decided to “forgive” Benzema and include him again in first team training in the next stage.

Thus, the 36-year-old player will be ready to participate in all the tough battles that await Al-Ittihad after returning from the international break.

Benzema has participated with the team in 20 matches so far, during which he contributed to scoring 12 goals and assisting 5 goals.

Al-Ittihad is preparing to resume the Saudi League next week, and it is ranked seventh with 28 points, and the AFC Champions League competition is also awaiting it, in addition to the King’s Cup.

From a physical standpoint, and after his commitment to training in Jeddah in the past few days, Benzema is 100% ready to start again with the Gallardo squad.

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