He is back ! Karim Benzema will participate well in the Euro with the Blues next June. Didier Deschamps chose to trust the Real Madrid striker again, and obviously, it did not go unnoticed in Spain. On the other side of the Pyrenees, where we logically have a look mainly based on the purely sporting side and its performances with Real Madrid, most observers did not understand the absence of the player trained at OL during these last years. This Tuesday evening, the reactions are numerous in the media of our neighboring country.
“The Euro bomb”, for example goes so far as to say the daily Marca, where we can also read: “Nobody believed that the French coach was going to change his mind, but in the end, for various circumstances, he recalled the one who has just been elected best French player for the second year in a row”. For his part, AS evokes a “Surprise” and explains that “The French coach has decided to reverse his decision and called the best French striker in the news with Kylian Mbappé”.
The Spanish press had been pushing for a long time
Author of 22 goals and 8 assists in 33 La Liga games this season, the French striker is unsurprisingly seen as a superstar in his adopted country, where he has nevertheless suffered criticism, especially in the past. In recent months, however, we have witnessed a sort of pro-Benzema lobby by the Iberian media. “Deschamps, the crime against Benzema must end”, could we read on Marca a little less than a month ago. No surprise that the photo of the Merengue striker is in the media in the Spanish capital on Tuesday evening.
Even in Catalonia, the pro-Barça media are highlighting the return of KB9, with a little less enthusiasm, obviously. But that’s to say how important this news is in Spain, and it also shows the general affect that there is for this player. No doubt that during the night, in the various TV and radio broadcasts, the reactions will continue to fall in the land of Cervantes!