Carlo Ancelotti, the manager of Real Madrid, expressed the club’s discontent over losing Karim Benzema. After scoring in their 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao, Benzema played his final LaLiga game at the Bernabeu.
Madrid had earlier confirmed that the Frenchman would depart the club as a free agent after a remarkable 14-year tenure.
It is anticipated that Benzema will join Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad. Ancelotti acknowledged Benzema’s exceptional talent and regarded him as one of the best players in the world.
He described the forward as a complete footballer and praised his personal qualities, highlighting his humility and seriousness.
While not happy with the departure, Ancelotti emphasized the need to respect Benzema’s decision, recognizing the immense contributions he has made to the club.
The manager expressed gratitude to Benzema and stated that his legacy at Real Madrid is legendary and will forever be part of the club’s history.