Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been caught telling team-mate Ferland Mendy not to pass to Vinicius Jr during the club’s latest Champions League outing.
Madrid’s poor start to their latest European campaign continued as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany on Tuesday night.
Los Blancos were visibly rattled as they went in at half-time 1-0 down, and Benzema was seen criticising someone – reportedly attacking partner Vinicus Jr – while talking to Mendy in the tunnel.
In footage now doing the rounds on social media, the Frenchman can be heard telling his Madrid colleague: “Brother don’t play to him. On my mother’s life. He is playing against us.”
Karim Benzema tells Ferland Mendy not to pass to Vinicius Jr at half-time during last night’s game between Gladbach & Real Madrid: “Brother don’t play to him. On my mother’s life. He is playing against us.” pic.twitter.com/zmpciQRgAV
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) October 28, 2020