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“I have been working very hard”- Karim Benzema gives injury update ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League tie against PSG

The striker gives update on his injury ahead of Real Madrid's crucial Champions League tie against PSG.

Real Madrid are all set to face Paris Saint Germain at the Parc Des Princes on Tuesday in the first leg of UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie. Real Madrid captain and star striker Karim Benzema gives a timely update on his hamstring injury in the pre-match press conference. The injury saw Benzema miss the last three fixtures for the Los Blancos, however the striker says he’s doing all he can to make it to the starting XI for Real’s crucial Champions League tie.

The striker did not give enough clarity about him starting the game, and said that the his fitness will be assessed during and after the the team’s last training session. “I have been working very hard and I feel a lot better. We will have a training session tonight and we’ll see if I can play tomorrow. We’ll see how I feel when I’m on the pitch in tonight’s session. I want to help my team in this huge match.” Karim Benzema said in the pre-match press conference.

Karim Benzema’s full pre-match press conference before Real Madrid vs PSG

The striker was asked if this season’s knockout round of Champions League is any different than before as the away goals rule does not apply anymore and here is what the veteran striker replied, “For me, it doesn’t change anything. We want to have a good match and win. There are no favourites in modern football. Looking player to player, it’s equal, so maybe whichever team wants it more will win.”

“Playing against Kylian is special”- Karim Benzema has his say on Kylian Mbappe’s potential transfer to Real Madrid

Karim Benzema(left) with Kylian Mbappe(right) celebrating in France national football team colors

Karim Benzema was of course asked about Kylian Mbappe’s moving to the Bernabeau one day ahead of the striker facing his international teammate. Many say that the Real Madrid vs PSG game is an audition for Kylian Mbappe to showcase his talent and skills in front of goal and to show what the Los Blancos will be getting if the forward is to make a move to Real Madrid in the future. “Playing against Kylian is special because we’re international teammates. Everybody knows that one day he could play for Real Madrid, but the most important thing for me is playing this match and winning it.” Karim Benzema added.

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