Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti assured that he had found his striker Karim Benzema "calm" after his sentence Wednesday to one year suspended prison sentence and 75,000 euros fine in the case of Mathieu's sextape Valbuena.
"We have not talked about it, he is calm, it is a subject concerning him that we have been talking about for a long time," said the Italian technician at a press conference after the victory on the field of the Moldovans of Sheriff Tiraspol (3- 0) and qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
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Benzema "is totally focused on his work, he did it very well, I saw him very calm before the match, and very well during", added Ancelotti of his striker, author of the third goal of his Wednesday night team.
Karim Benzema (33) was sentenced Wednesday to a one-year suspended prison sentence and a fine of 75,000 euros, convicted of complicity in the attempt to blackmail his former teammate Mathieu Valbuena.
His lawyers immediately announced their intention to appeal, specifying that their client, absent from the proceedings last month and from the deliberations on Wednesday, would be present at the second trial.