The one of the day of The team sums it up perfectly. Yesterday evening, Didier Deschamps gave us “the chef’s surprise” by announcing the presence of Karim Benzema (33) in the list of 26 players selected to compete in Euro 2020. A choice that surprised more than one. The national manager seemed eternally angry with the Real Madrid striker and he is not really a man who has accustomed us to this kind of surprise during his tenure.
But to validate the return of the Merengue, DD still turned to his men to be sure not to break the harmony that has reigned in the France group for many years. But very quickly, the Bayonnais was reassured by the speech of his executives. Indeed, if a big dispute existed between KB9 and Deschamps, the former Lyonnais has never been a disruptive element in selection. Moreover, you only have to read the different reactions of some of the 26 selected to realize it.
“I realize that there is enthusiasm around Karim in Lyon, very happy for us to have him within the group, he has won everything in the club, he has enormous experience, he will be able to help us. bring on a daily basis during the competition, experience and talent, necessarily beneficial for the selection. We followed the news, no more official news from our side. We’re super happy, I’m super happy to see him come back to the France team. To see a player of his talent come back, it is inevitably beneficial for the team of France ”, said Léo Dubois on the Channel The Team.
Kylian Mbappé, he preferred to set the networks on fire by posting a photo montage of him and Benzema. What arouse many reactions, including that of a Neymar visibly excited at the idea of seeing the two Frenchmen evolve together. “He’s a very great player with an extraordinary career. Any football fan is happy to see him in the squad. I had the chance to play against him, it will be an opportunity to get to know him. It’s really a plus for the team ”, Kingsley Coman said at the microphone of BFMTV.
Another Bayern Munich player to react on RMC Sport, Corentin Tolisso, he relished the fact of seeing a member of the OL house, like him, return to the front of the stage. “I’m very happy, he’s a player I watched play when I was at the pre-training center, when I went to the stadium with my father. I am very happy with Karim Benzema. I think it will be a huge plus for the France team. “
Finally, Olympique de Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda concluded this round of praise. “I am really very happy with this return,” said the goalkeeper of the Blues. He is an extraordinary player, above all. He’s someone I really appreciate. I am really happy that he finds the France team. Considering the level he has had for quite a few years, this will necessarily be a plus. “ If some still doubted it, the announcement of the return to blue of Karim Benzema delighted the French and the Tricolores. In Merengue now to confirm this general enthusiasm on the ground.