Benzema and the World Cup controversy: "What happened is past, but a complicated past"

The French striker spoke within the preview of the ultimate of the Spanish Tremendous Cup. “I did not have time to say ‘Whats up’ to Cristiano, I hope I see him tomorrow.”

Benzema, throughout the semifinal of the Tremendous CupHussein MallaPA

Karim Benzema He had been silent for 2 months. The French striker chatted with ‘Telefoot‘ when he joined the focus of the French workforce for the Qatar World Cup and has remained silent ever since. In between, a stream of controversies that resulted in his Les in throughout the preparation of the event, his definitive absence within the World Cup, the doubts about whether or not Deschamps may (and wouldn’t) have waited for him, his Remaining goodbye to the French workforce and the criticisms of the president of the French Soccer Federation, nel le graet: “If Karim had performed within the World Cup, we would not have scored so many objectives. I do not care what individuals say,” mentioned the supervisor.

For all this, the presence of Benzema on the press convention previous to the ultimate of the Spanish Tremendous Cup Are available in Actual Madrid and Bara stunned the media destined for Riyadhcapital of Saudi Arabiaand set off alarm bells within the worldwide sports activities media.

Nevertheless, the Madrid captain was cautious earlier than the press. “What occurred is over, crucial factor is the sport towards Barcelona. I am high quality in physique and head. The remaining is previously, a sophisticated previous and that is it,” he started, and didn’t wish to point out the World Cup controversy anymore. “It is not the problem. The problem is the Tremendous Cup remaining, I am not going to speak about France or the World Cup anymore,” he insisted.

Requested about Cristiano Ronaldo’s go to to Madrid coaching and the absence of images of the Frenchman with him, he admitted that “I didn’t see him”. “We do not want photographs to say we’re pals. Instagram, Twitter… That is one other world. I did not have time to say ‘Whats up’. I hope I can see him tomorrow to speak to him,” he commented.

Benzema missed the World Cup as a consequence of damage regardless of having dosed himself throughout the earlier weeks, even lacking a number of Madrid video games: “I do know what I do and what Madrid represents for me. I used to be injured, however I needed to play all of the video games to assist to my workforce.”

On his degree, he admitted that “he wants time”, however that he’s discovering himself higher and higher. “I had a number of accidents, however I am heading in the right direction. I’ve labored to get again to a superb degree,” he mentioned 24 hours earlier than a brand new traditional: “It is a recreation which means many issues and during which you need to be proud. We’re in a membership that at all times asks us to win. So we’re going to battle to take the trophy to Madrid”