Florentino Perez says Karim Benzema is “a conciliatory man”, Cristiano Ronaldo is “very happy” at Real Madrid and Gareth Bale remains “a great player”.
Having already given his opinion on Jose Mourinho’s rumoured return and his decision to sack Carlo Ancelotti for Rafa Benitez, the President switched his attentions to the fortunes of Los Blancos’ ‘BBC’ attack, who have struggled for cohesion this season.
“[On Benzema], it’s a situation which is not easy to carry,” he told Cadena SER.
“He hasn’t done anything wrong and I’ve known him for six years now.
“He has a friend who has been in jail, he said that himself, but I’m sure he did not do anything wrong.
“He’s done nothing wrong and only done good things.
“He’s never been late for training or fallen out with the Coach or teammate. He’s a conciliatory man.
“I think [Ronaldo] will stay at Madrid, he’s very happy here.
“Everything which has been said is purely entertainment.
“It’s also been said we’re going to sign [Robert] Lewandowski and that his agent came to the Bernabeu for that reason.
“If I want to talk to Lewandowski and his representative, I wouldn’t invite [the agent] to my box.
“Bale’s a great player, but if the team are going through a low point then so will he.
“He was at peak intensity three years ago and now must recover.”