A video clip featuring Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante participating in fitness drills alongside their new Al Ittihad teammates has become a viral sensation online.
Both French internationals recently joined the ranks of the Saudi Pro League champions and are now among the highest-paid players in the Middle East.
The clip showcases their dedication and commitment to their new team as they engage in training alongside their fellow players at Al Ittihad.
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Under the guidance of former Wolves and Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo, Al Ittihad has been bolstering their squad by signing Celtic star Jota.
Moreover, they are on the verge of securing a significant coup with the £40 million acquisition of Fabinho from Liverpool on a three-year contract.
However, a viral video has drawn attention online, highlighting the disparity between the elite level players like Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante and the rest of the Al Ittihad squad.
The video showcases the contrasting levels of skill and fitness during pre-season drills as the team prepares for their title defense in the upcoming season.
The additions of Jota and potentially Fabinho are expected to further strengthen Al Ittihad as they aim to maintain their status as champions in the highly competitive Saudi Pro League.
Benzema and Kante’s form throughout was flawless and shows why they have both achieved such success in the game.
Their feet remained flat, with their ankles not raised as every motion was seamless, but a second clip featuring colleagues Romarinho and Igor Coronado was a bit clunky.
Granted the drill itself was slightly different and featured a tussle between players, the footwork looked a little messy and caused many fans to weigh in.
One wrote: “Looool getting paid almost a mill a week to play in a farmer’s league was always coming at a cost.”
A second opined: “The level of football is sooo different man.”
A third wrote: “Lol they need to sign me up too.”
A fourth commented: “Saudi league full of jokers, dem man got other day jobs.”
Another added: “The difference between professional and amateur players.”
A final user stated: “This can’t be a legit workout.”
Al Ittihad were in action on Sunday, defeating CS Sfaxien 1-0 in Arab Club Champions Cup. Benzema struck his second goal in as many games after bagging a beauty on his debut.
They return to action against Al Shorta in the final group stage fixture on Wednesday.