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'That's something I've said before - and someone's said it about me!': Jamie Carragher BACKS Karim Benzema's dressing-down of team-mate Vinicius... and says he was trying to help the team by telling team-mates not to pass to him

By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline

Published: 09:52 GMT, 29 October 2020 | Updated: 09:59 GMT, 29 October 2020

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Jamie Carragher has come to the defence of Karim Benzema after the striker was caught on camera urging Ferland Mendy to stop passing to fellow team-mate Vinicius.

The bizarre scenes were captured at the half-time interval during Madrid's recent Champions League clash against Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany.

Madrid had entered the break trailing 1-0 and a furious Benzema was unaware of a camera in the player's tunnel which captured him instructing Mendy: 'Don't play with him. On my mother's life, he [Vinicius] is playing against us.'

Cameras in the tunnel at Borussia-Park picked up a conversation in French between Benzema (bottom right) and Ferland Mendy, who were reportedly talking about Vinicius (top left)

Cameras in the tunnel at Borussia-Park picked up a conversation in French between Benzema (bottom right) and Ferland Mendy, who were reportedly talking about Vinicius (top left)

Jamie Carragher defended Benzema and suggested many pros have said something similar

Jamie Carragher defended Benzema and suggested many pros have said something similar 

The incident became big news across the football world, with many pundits and former professionals weighing in with their opinion regarding whether Benzema was right to be so brutally critical of a team-mate.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher however insists conversations like the one Benzema had with full-back Mendy are all too common in football, admitting he had said similar things about team-mates before.

Speaking on CBS Sports, Carragher said: 'As a club , it is not one of those things where if it lands on the manager's doorstep that's like 'oh you don't need that type of

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