This is THE news that caused a stir this weekend, just a few days after the publication of the list of Blues that Didier Deschamps is taking to Qatar for the World Cup. Karim Benzema, 34, and Ballon d’Or 2022, will be forfeited for the first match of the French team, Tuesday November 22, against Australia, during this World Cup.
Karim Benzema injured for the start of the World Cup
According to the sources, the Real Madrid player, already in average form due to an injury, suffered another injury in training. But is it a tragedy for the coach to have lost his starting centre-forward? Not really, according to his statements this Sunday in Téléfoot. Didier Deschamps explained that he had decided to stay on a group of 25 players, with Karim Benzema.
And to clarify:If I will call a new player? No. Why not replace it? Because I have decided. Is it enough to stay with 7 offensive players? Yes”before making it known, still on the TF1 show: “In training it can happen to have a problem. It’s never the right time”.
A mistake not to have called Anthony Martial, Wissam Ben Yedder, Moussa Diaby, Martin Terrier and Nabil Fekir, estimated this Sunday evening Samir Nasri, former midfielder of the Blues, on the set of Canal Football Club.
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Close to KB9, he thus revealed: “If he was marabouted, I don’t know (smile) I got him yesterday, he was upset. I think the management was bad with him. He’s a special player who requires special attention. We don’t didn’t necessarily need Benzema for Australia, Tunisia and Denmark”.
“I find it really damaging.“
And for good reason, he says:He’s a player who takes you through a level and so we needed him for the knockout matches. I find that really damaging. Shouldn’t push him. He had played 60 games last season, it is normal that he feels a certain fatigue at 34 years old. It was not necessary to push at the start of the World Cup”. So, Karim Benzema, should he have been preserved?