Nuno Espirito Santo Dismisses Rumors of Strained Relationship with Benzema as “Unfounded”


Nuno Espírito Santo Clears the Air on Benzema Relationship Speculations Following Al Ittihad’s Victory

After leading Al Ittihad to a convincing 4-0 win against Al Riyadh on Matchday 3 of the Saudi Pro League, Nuno Espírito Santo took the opportunity to address recent rumors regarding his relationship with Karim Benzema.

In a post-match press conference, Nuno firmly stated, “I came across reports in the media about my supposed strained relationship with Karim Benzema. Let me set the record straight—those claims are completely unfounded. Anyone who knows me is aware that such rumors are just nonsense.”

The Portuguese coach continued to emphasize the positive atmosphere within the team, stating, “I maintain a good relationship with all of my players. Our group is united and strong, and we’re all content with every player on the squad. Karim’s presence is valued, and he’s genuinely happy to be part of Al-Ittihad. His enthusiasm on the field speaks for itself.”

Nuno applauded the team’s collective effort and resilience, concluding, “We’re a tight-knit group, and our focus remains on performing well together. We saw that today, and Karim showcased his talent not only by scoring but also by assisting his teammate Saleh Al-Amri.”

This statement came after Benzema made a significant impact in the match by opening the scoring and assisting in another goal for his team.

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