Didier Deschamps surprised everyone this Monday by summoning Marcus Thuram as the 26th man for the World Cup with the French team. An additional striker who we hope does not mask a concern for Karim Benzema.
Wednesday evening, Didier Deschamps had communicated to the TF1 newspaper a list of 25 players selected for the World Cup in Qatar. This Monday, the coach of the France team surprised everyone by summoning a 26th player. This is Marcus Thuram, author of a fiery start to the season with Borussia Mönchengladbach. Excellent news for the former Guingamp striker, who will therefore play his second major competition with the Blues after Euro 2021. But for many Internet users and specialists, this last-minute call hides bad news. The physical condition of Karim Benzema, who has missed Real Madrid’s last two games, is a cause for legitimate concern eight days before France opener against Australia.
Thuram called, Benzema not so fit?
— French team ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) November 14, 2022
“Marcus Thuram. If Benzema is injured, I understand this selection. If Benzema is not injured, I don’t understand her. In short, in either case, it’s bad news”, “I find Thuram’s call at the last minute worrying… Benzema would not be suitable? “, “Thuram called, Benzema should not be doing so well”, “And if Thuram was selected to anticipate Benzema’s package, which will be announced next week? » or “If Thuram is called up, Benzema’s injury is more serious than expected” can we read on Twitter from Internet users, who are wondering and legitimately worried because of the state of health of Karim Benzema, including the participation in the first match of the French team at the World Cup against Australia raises questions with this last minute selection of Marcus Thuram. Obviously, we will know more very quickly with the gathering of the Blues in Clairefontaine this Monday noon and the first declarations of Didier Deschamps in front of the press in stride. Note also that KB9 was the first to arrive at the Blues training center.