Ancelotti has blind faith in Benzema. AFP
Striker Karim Benzema is in the eye of the storm after missing a penalty ten minutes from time against Sergio Herrera, who saved two last season. In addition, the French international looked lacking in rhythm on his return. This Tuesday he will be looking to regain his confidence against Shakhtar in the Champions League clash.
The Real Madrid board has 100% faith in the French striker and will therefore reward the player with a contract extension. According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid will renew the 34-year-old striker’s contract until June 2024.
The famous Italian journalist said that the official announcement of the deal will be made once he is announced as the winner of the Ballon d’Or. Thus, Benzema will start the year with a new contract at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The level of the French international was excellent last season and although he is lacking pace due to injury, Ancelotti has blind faith in the ‘9’ of the Spanish club.