Zidane says Benzema resolved issue with Vinicius Jr. after tunnel incident

Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior reconciled their differences after the Frenchman was caught criticizing his Real Madrid teammate at halftime of Tuesday’s Champions League match, according to manager Zinedine Zidane.

“The most important thing is it has been cleared up. The players spoke among themselves,” Zidane told reporters, according to ESPN FC’s Alex Kirkland and Rodrigo Faez. “It’s no problem.

“A lot of things are said on the pitch and it stays there. We are a team, we need our energy for other things. It’s good sometimes, when these things happen, it means we’re alive. They spoke and it’s all perfect.”

Zidane added that such incidents are common in football.

“There’s no problem, quite the opposite,” he said. “It happens a lot on the pitch. I’m not saying that to hide anything. It’s natural. Afterward, the players talk between themselves, and the next day it’s all forgotten. I know the public and the press like these things, but it happens a lot, in the heat of the moment. It shows the character of the team.”

A tunnel camera showed Benzema telling teammate Ferland Mendy to stop passing the ball to Vinicius and accusing the 20-year-old of …read more

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