Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari says Karim Benzema will be available to face Sevilla this weekend despite a broken finger. The French striker sustained the injury in last weekend’s win over Real Betis and had to be removed from the action but Solari says Benzema will be in his squad for Saturday’s visit of Sevilla.
“Karim has an injury to his little finger,” Solari told reporters. “We don’t see it as a problem for his football career, not for this weekend, nor in the future. “He has trained well, he is feeling good. Sure, we’d be happier if he hadn’t been injured, but it’s fine. “He is our reference in the forward line.
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Besides, he is having a great year individually. I think he is playing very good, so he is our strongest point in attack. “He is helping us a lot, he is very generous, not just in his football, but also his commitment. Of course, we are very happy having him this weekend and we wish he won’t leave us [injured] again.”
Los Blancos will move ahead of Sevilla and into third spot with a win on Saturday but they have a number of injury concerns, with Gareth Bale, Thibaut Courtois and Toni Kroos among those rated as doubtful.