Benzema, Deschamps gets annoyed! – Football.fr
Six months after the announcement of the big comeback of Karim Benzema, Didier Deschamps seems to be having a hard time with questions concerning the timing of this decision.
Didier Deschamps had taken everyone by surprise when announcing his list for the Euro in the spring. After nearly six years of absence, a consequence of the Mathieu Valbuena sextape affair, Karim Benzema was indeed making his comeback with the Blues. A fully successful return. Since then, if the Euro turned into a fiasco, with an elimination from the round of 16 against Switzerland, the Madrilenian has become obvious in the landscape of the selection.
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Rare French satisfaction during the competition, which he finished with four goals on the clock, the former Lyonnais has established himself as an essential element for the France team. So much so that some regret that the French coach waited until the last moment to bring him back. A criticism that goes badly with the former midfielder. “You are always looking for details. It was done when it was done, it took a long time. He had this need and so did I. Then you are going to say to me: “If his return had taken place before, wouldn’t it have been better? (He blows) We all agree that we have scored goals and that we continue to do so. I cannot go back. Karim is very happy, me too, it’s very good for the France team ”, he thus launched during an interview granted to several media among which The team.
He obviously finds it too hard, too severe, even more
Nothing now seems to be able to call into question his presence in the France team. Not even his recent one-year suspended prison sentence and a 75,000 euro fine in the trial of the Mathieu Valbuena sextape case. “A court decision cannot be commented on. You have to accept it. From the moment he appealed, we will have to wait. I don’t have the justice program. I spoke with him. If he appeals, it is because he obviously finds it too hard, too severe, or even more. It is his right. Today, it is selectable, it is the position of the president of the Federation ”, he thus confided in reference to the remarks made by Noël Le Graët at the end of the trial.
“It remains selectable, while regretting this unfortunate case. He did not play for several years for the France team. This sanction does not change anything for me. It is selectable. He has the right to work. You can make a mistake, get a suspended sentence and go back to work ”, had entrusted the president of the French Federation of football while the lawyers of the international one.
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