Ten days before the announcement of Didier Deschamps’ list for the Euro, Karim Benzema fell into line against Chelsea.
The elimination of Real Madrid against Chelsea on Wednesday in the semi-final of the Champions League against Chelsea is probably not to displease Didier Deschamps. And not just because the former midfielder played for the Blues. The failure of the Merengue, beaten 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, is also indirectly the business of the Habs coach.
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The former midfielder can thank Edouard Mendy for this. The Senegalese international has indeed made two huge parades on attempts by Karim Benzema, thus silencing the tricolor striker. A fatal silence for the Madrilenians and which also calms the enthusiasm around the international tricolor. Banished from the France team since the sextape blackmail affair on Mathieu Valbuena, the former Lyonnais had returned to the heart of the discussions a few weeks before the announcement of the list of players selected for the Euro.
Scorer thanks to an incredible sequence in the box during the first leg, Karim Benzema had triggered an impressive media campaign. On the other side of the Pyrenees, Brand had not hesitated to challenge Didier Deschamps by asking him to stop his crime. Since then, several consultants have also shown themselves to be in favor of his return to the team. from France, like Arsène Wenger. But following this elimination and the average performance of the French, the breath around KB9 has indeed inevitably fallen.
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