“I am in the best conditions” in the France team, Karim Benzema declares in an interview published on Saturday by France Football, estimating that the offensive association with Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann “is going well” and even “better” than before. his return to the ‘Bleus’.
Benzema, after more than five and a half years of absence due to his involvement in a sexual video blackmail case against his former teammate Matthieu Valbuena, returned to the French squad before last year’s European Championship.
The Real Madrid attacker had been shining at his club but was frustrated not to be included in Didier Deschamps’ lists.
“I hadn’t been here for almost six years. I had to play, see, adapt. It didn’t take me long. Now, when one comes, another goes in depth and vice versa. It’s better”, says Benzema about his adaptation to the others France forwards.
In November, Benzema was sentenced to one year in prison, with the sentence suspended, for the blackmail and ‘sex-tape’ case.
Benzema (34 years old) has been chosen as the best French player of the year by France Football.
He scored 103 points, ahead of Mbappé, winner of the award in 2018 and 2019, and N’Golo Kanté, crowned in 2017.
In 2020, this award was not granted, in a year marked by the covid-19 pandemic and the stoppage of competitions for months.
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