Who is to say, at one time the relationship between the two was da-kumro!
French striker Karim Benzema’s international career ended because of Didier’s country. Benzema, 33, has not played for France for six consecutive years since 2015. Benzema was accused of cheating in the release of a sensitive video of then-national teammate Matthew Valbuena. After that incident, Benzema became a member of the national team.
The relationship with coach Desam was very bad. Desam later called Benzema before the last Euro for the sake of the team. The relationship between the two also improves.
Benzema also paid the price for the country’s trust. Since returning to the national team, he has been playing a regular role by scoring goals or assisting in goals. That work has been done only for Real Madrid for the last few years.
It was clear from the coach’s words that Benzema had impressed the coach with his game. This time, Desam made it clear that he wants to see Ballon d’Or in the hands of his disciples. He wanted to see the award in Benzema’s hand at the press conference. That award is absolutely adorable to any footballer, ‘Yes, I definitely want to see Ballon d’Or in his hands.’
In 2021, Benzema played a total of 43 matches for club Real Madrid and the national team France. He has scored 30 goals and scored 12 goals.
However, Benzema’s claim to win the Ballon d’Or is probably stronger than Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski or PSG’s Lionel Messi. Benzema did not win any titles last season, neither at the club, nor at the national team. France returned to the national team in the Euros, but eventually exited the second round.
Benzema lags behind Messi and Lewandowski in scoring or scoring again. Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno (23) and Lionel Messi (30) have scored more goals than Benzema’s 22 in the Spanish league last season.