Karim Benzema was forced to forfeit a few hours before the first meeting of the World Cup, due to a left quadriceps injury. On paper, this absence is a real blow for the France team. But internally, some players would be relieved after the departure of the Ballon d’Or 2022.
Golden Ball 2022Karim Benzema had another goal: to win the world Cup with the French team. Bothered by pain in recent weeks, the striker of real Madrid had done everything possible to be 100% during this tournament. But last Saturday, a few hours before the first meeting againstAustraliathem blue aannounced the package of Benzema, hit in the left quadriceps during training. “ It’s a big blow, Karim had done everything (to be operational), so were we » had declared Didier Deschamps.
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Karim Benzema would not be missed in the locker room
This Saturday, The Team returns on the package of Benzema and confirms the rumors. According to the daily, the player would not necessarily be regretted in the locker room. Some players would find that the atmosphere is lighter since the departure of the striker. This departure also makes it easier to Didier Deschamps to build his team. From now on, Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappe benefit from greater room for maneuver on the front line of the attack.
Not many people at Benzema’s bedside
The discomfort around Karim Benzema is symbolized by the episode of his departure. The striker left the Qatar overnight from Saturday to Sunday. When leaving the hotel Bluesonly Marcus Thuram was there to greet him. The 34-year-old left theFrench teamwithout meeting many people.
Young people put pressure on themselves
His departure was experienced as a kind of liberation, especially among young players. Some had put too much pressure on themselves because of the presence of Karim Benzema and would feel more comfortable for a few days. What causes tension? The Team does not mention this point, but recalls that the Madrilenian did not salute the victory of his teammates against theAustralia last Monday (4-1). A silence that would not have gone unnoticed internally.