Karim Benzema and Deschamps put rivalry behind to focus on Euros

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The comeback of Karim Benzema in the team of Didier Deschamps for the Euro 2021 has not gone unnoticed. It will be followed very closely by the fans to know what place he will have in the team. The French team has evolved well without him for several years. During the first match meeting, Kylian Mbappé has once again made difference and put in great difficulty the German defense. During this match, we could also see the complementarity between the Parisian and Karim Benzema.

“Collectively and mentally, they are strong. Physically, they seem sharp. And still, they didn’t really exploit all their offensive potential, while Benzema showed on this game that he could also be a perfect complement to Kylian Mbappé’s incredible counter-attacking qualities. “ – Bixente Lizarazu, sports consultant. 

Didier Deschamps was able to restart the process to integrate Karim Benzema into a team that he has not seen for 5 years. Benzema will represent France at Euro 2020. During the game France-Germany, he was a starter as expected by the specialists and the fans. On the side of the substitutes we could find Thomas Lemar, Olivier Giroud, Ousmane Dembélé, Corentin Tolisso, Kurt Zouma, Steve Mandanda, Lucas Digne, Kingsley Coman, Wissam Ben Yedder, Mike Maignan and Jules Koundé.

Didier Deschamps was keen to express himself about his project of reintegration and Benzema in the team. If the French striker did not score, his integration into the French group remains promising.

“I say this will be all sincerity, there is no news, Benzema has already been with most of these players, either in this shirt or with his club. If I took this decision, it is because I appreciated that there would be no problems. The team is above all. Beyond the individual quality, the collective strength is above all. Other ingredients will be needed: courage, determination, but my players are already in competition mode.”

The integration of Benzema will be very smooth : 

While most of the players will be back on Wednesday in a place and context they know well. Frederic Piquionne has a very positive opinion on the matter. According to him, everything will go well because Karim Benzema is a very respected sportsman. 

“I don’t even understand that people can ask these kinds of questions! The integration of Karim will be done in the most natural way possible because it is Karim, he is an incredibly humble player, who is aware that the French team has lived and won without him and that he does not come to overshadow the others but to contribute to the building. “

Benzema has expressed his feelings in interviews. The Real Madrid star obviously wants everything to go well. Coming back after so many years is no easy task. Benzema also said he is aware that things have changed. He comes to the team with great values in mind and a lot of respect for his teammates.

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