Mathieu Valbuena reacted to the return of Karim Benzema in French team, this Thursday. He also expressed his opinion on Didier Deschamps’ decision.
Valbuena is discreet about Benzema’s comeback
Removed from the France team, since October 2015, Karim Benzema is making his comeback. He is on the list of 26 players selected by Didier Deschamps for Euro 2020 in June-July 2021. Asked by RMC Sport, Mathieu Valbuena believes that this is good news for the Real Madrid striker, for the coach and for the Blues. “What do you think of Karim Benzema’s return to the Habs? How did you experience that? I have no comment to make on it, ”replied the former player of Olympique de Marseille and Olympique Lyonnais at first. “Today, if Karim can bring more, so much the better for the France team. After that, it is on the ground that it will be played out, so nothing more to say on this subject, ”said the midfielder of Olympiakos (Greece).
Deschamps did not inform Valbuena for Benzema
For the record, Mathieu Valbuena was at the base of the sextape affair which led to the dismissal of the Real Madrid striker from the selection. Asked whether Didier Deschamps called him or sent him a message when taking over Karim Benzema, Mathieu Valbuena hinted that he did not have this attention. ” No ! But I don’t expect anything from anyone, from Didier Deschamps! When we disappear a little bit from the radars, we expect nothing from anyone, ”replied the former Blue, before giving his comment on the decision of the coach. “It’s a choice of the coach. For me, Didier Deschamps comes out a winner in all cases. If the France team works and performs, we will say that he was able to adapt despite a difficult context. If it fails and performs less, we won’t blame it ”.