Karim Benzema was fit to play in the World Cup. Didier Desham could have kept him in the team from the start of the knockout stage if he had the will. This is how Benzema’s agent Karim Jaziri expressed his anger on the French coach.
He was having the best time of his career. His biggest contribution to Real Madrid’s Champions League win. Cristiano Ronaldo has become the lifeblood of Los Blancos’ attack since the departure. He won the Ballon d’Or by shaking the whole world.
But despite winning the highest individual award of the year, Karim Benzema did not like the coach of the French national team. Despite recovering from injury, Didier Deschamps did not include him in the World Cup in Qatar.
Benzema was injured during training just before the World Cup. Get knocked out of the field. He was sent to Qatar for rehabilitation. However, the French striker’s injury condition began to improve quickly. He became fit for many matches before the knockout round. Ahead of the final, there are strong rumors: the Ballon d’Or winner is going to return to the team. News of his return adds an extra dimension to La Blue’s back-to-back title mission.
But, Benzema did not set foot in the iconic Lucille Stadium. He was not in Desham’s plan even though he got fit. Not even on the bench. Rumor has it that French President Emmanuel Macron hoped that Benzema would at least watch the final match even if he was not in the team. But there was so much anger towards the coach that Benzema refused the president’s invitation.