Karim Benzema has reportedly apologised to Vinicius Junior after telling team-mates to not pass to him during Tuesday Champions League draw with Borussia Monchengladbach.
Benzema was seen on camera accusing Vinicius of ‘playing against us’ while discussing with Ferland Mendy at half-time during their 2-2 draw with the German club.
But Benzema has now cleared things up with the Brazilian by approaching him in training to explain himself and apologise for what was said, according to Marca.
It is reported that both players have come to an understanding and that the Frechman’s comments were made in the heat of the moment.
Benzema and Vinicius are believed to be on good terms after the discussion, and will maintain a good working relationship.
The tension started from a footage that was released after the Champions League game. The clip showed the Real Madrid stars moving out from the dressing room and heading into the tunnel for the second half.
In a conversation which was spoken in French, Benzema tells Mendy: ‘Don’t play with him. On my mother’s life, he [Vinicius] is playing against us.
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‘He [Vinicius] does not do anything useful,’ with the left back replying: ‘When he becomes scared, he loses what makes him great.’
After the conversation, Marca claimed that Mendy only passed the ball to Vinicius – who both play on the left side of the team – three times during the second half.
The incident came just days after Isco was caught criticising Zinedine Zidane tactics during El Clasico, leading to more claims of unrest at the club.