Karim Benzema went through all the states yesterday. In the evening, the striker learned that he was selected to participate in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. A pride for the 34-year-old, who returned to the French team on May 18, 2021 after a little over five years of absence. He will therefore be present to help the Blues retain their world title despite the fact that he has had a string of injuries lately. The footballer trained at Olympique Lyonnais, who will also be present at Groupama Stadium on Friday to present his Ballon d’Or, will not take part in Real Madrid’s last match against Cadiz this Thursday.
He will no longer play with Real Madrid before the World Cup
A blow for KB9 who has muscle discomfort. He will therefore not play again with his club before the truce linked to the World Cup. Which also causes some incomprehension or even indignation on the side of Madrid. There, some suspect him of favoring the Blues and the World Cup over the Merengues. Former Casa Blanca player, Guti tackled the tricolor international on the set of the show The Chiringuito Tuesday evening.
“No, honestly, I don’t understand. I see Messi playing at PSG, Lewandowski playing with Barca, almost every player is playing. It’s part of the risk. It’s like that, you have to assume it, you can’t leave your team aside. » He is not the only one to think so because some of the supporters believe that he is protecting himself before the tournament in Qatar because he has already missed ten games in all competitions this season. Since his coronation at the Ballon d’Or, the Nueve has played only one match in full on October 19 against Elche. Then he appeared 28 minutes on the pitch against Celtic in the Champions League.
KB9 backed against charges
Since then, nothing. Faced with this controversy, Carlo Ancelotti defended his player yesterday at a press conference. “I have nothing to say to them. The first disappointed is Karim who will arrive at the World Cup without the minutes needed to be in good physical condition. It is unthinkable to believe that he is stepping back. It’s stupid to think that. He never stopped, he trained alone, but the feelings were not good. He will arrive at the World Cup with not many minutes left. He did not fear for his participation in the World Cup. Apart from his injury against Celtic, he only had minor problems. »
Didier Deschamps also flew to the rescue of number 9. “Regarding Karim Benzema, he also takes care of himself. He will be ready. He may have played too much, he had a few minor injuries, but he knows very well that the World Cup is an important moment for him. It’s not that he refused to play with Real, it’s that he felt he was not in full possession of his physical means. He will do everything, like the group, so that we are ready on November 22. And the main interested party in all this? He has not publicly reacted to these accusations. But according to Defense Centralhe does not appreciate these suspicions at all.
Benzema would be annoyed
Indeed, the Iberian media explains that all this hype is seriously starting to annoy him, especially since he has done everything to get back in shape as soon as possible to help his club. Defense Central recalls that the Frenchman has been dragging a finger injury for months and that he is playing with a bandage when he could have had surgery and missed several months of competition. But he considers himself a leader of Real Madrid and doesn’t want to be out for too long. Doubting his professionalism and his involvement therefore annoys him to the highest degree.
Information from Defense Central is also confirmed by The Chiringuito, which one of the columnists explained that the player born in 87 was starting to be very angry following these false accusations. Absent this evening against Cadiz, KB9 will therefore be able to concentrate on his recovery and his participation in the World Cup. Then, it will be time to return to Madrid, where we are waiting for him. And as he always has, Karim Benzema will respond on the pitch. The best answer to all these accusations.
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