Karim Benzema, at 33, still hopes to play for the France team again, but a point of no return seems reached with Didier Deschamps.
Discarded from theFrench team since the fall of 2015 and the start of the Mathieu Valbuena sextape affair, Karim Benzema did not throw in the towel. He is still waiting to make his return to the Blues of Didier Deschamps for theEuro 2020, this summer, or the 2022 World Cup, next year in Qatar. Karim Djaziri, the former striker’s agent Real Madrid (remained close to the player), confided at length on RMC, Thursday evening, about this interminable national debate.
The big concern is that, since the interview with “KB9” given to Brand before Euro 2016, in which he explained that the coach was ” not racist »But had« surrendered under pressure from a racist part of France »Deschamps never called his former star striker again. In the summer of 2017, the native of Lyon asked Noël Le Graët to organize a meeting, but the president of the FFF did not follow up. And, since then, Benzema has not returned to his controversial remarks, that Deschamps ” will never forget ”(As he told RTL last January).
“A big misplaced pride on both sides”
Eric Di Meco, present during the show and long-time friend with DD, concluded: “ We realize, when you tell us your story, that it’s a big, big misunderstanding and a big misplaced pride on both sides. This is where I tell myself that it is inextricable. Because Didier has his character, he will not lower his horns, and Karim for his part, it’s the same. You say to Daniel (Riolo): ‘but he will apologize for what?‘, because for Karim and for you, he did nothing wrong, there is no reason to apologize. He wants to go to the France team, people would even be likely to do something for him to go, to make it work out, but I tell myself that it is impossible. There is such misunderstanding, there is such unspoken and people who have had evil power in the middle, you tell yourself that it’s like family stories, when there are people who no longer speak to each other because the grandfather had pissed on the referee of such a ».
If the reworking between Benzema and Deschamps does indeed appear ” impossible “Is that the 33-year-old Merengue is also sticking to his positions and does not want” call him to beg him to be selected », As explained by Karim Djaziri. ” Afterwards it’s football, we don’t talk about war, I remind you that there are players who have come back who have done worse. Why should he apologize when the others have not apologized? “Asks the player agent, who notably cited the drunken driving of Hugo Lloris and which probably refers to the return of Adrien Rabiot in selection.
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