“I have already said thank you to Didier. Do you want me to say it in front of you? Thank you Didier! “. This is how Karim Benzema ended, with humor, his first press conference held this Sunday with the France team, an event that had not happened for five years. Enough to imagine the state of mind in which the Real Madrid striker finds himself after having found the castle of Clairefontaine, a place he knows well, he who has already worn the jersey of the Blues 81 times since the the beginning of his career.
Obviously, in front of journalists, the speech of the new number 19 of the France team was eagerly awaited. And Karim Benzema, while mischievously dodging questions about the trigger that was his meeting with Didier Deschamps or his reunion expected in the coming hours with Olivier Giroud after the episode of karting and F1, has then took the opportunity to express his happiness to finally be able to regain the joys of a meeting with the France group.
“The adaptation is perfect”
“No, I’m not stressed at all. I’m super happy to be there, to come back to the France team again. It’s going very, very well. The adaptation is perfect. On the pitch too, things are going really well. There is a beautiful game, as I like. Afterwards, in the group, I already knew a lot of players, I got to know the other players as well. Everything is going well for me, I hope it will continue. I am in a hurry to be able to start a match ”, thus initially released KB9, before continuing on the group already in place for several years now.
“We feel a very good, calm group. It is all the same a group which was world champion and vice-champion of Europe. They are winners, it’s going really well. The level is very, very high, that’s what I like. I get along well with everyone. After that, of course, at the beginning, I was a little more with Raphaël Varane because we are at Real together, but I knew a lot of players, I was able to play against them in a club, so things are going very well. “, said the striker of the Blues and Merengues. Karim Benzema’s message is clear: his return to the Blues, which he had dreamed of for a long time, is going ideally. The former OL player is now looking forward to being able to postpone the shirt struck with the rooster and his two stars during an official meeting, in order to settle the last details and achieve a high-flying Euro 2020 with the team de France by Didier Deschamps.