Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema admits he was caught unawares upon Zinedine Zidane’s resignation.
Benzema, currently in Kuwait for a futsal tournament, says he was in transit as Zidane announced he was leaving Real on Thursday.
He said: “It’s something I did not know, I was on the plane.
“When I saw my phone, I did not understand things. It’s a rare thing. If he leaves he has a reason.”
Benzema counted on Zidane as his strongest ally inside the club.