The return to the national team of Karim Benzema (33) caused a lot of reaction in France. But a player of such a dimension has not left Europe without reaction, especially at a time when the kickoff of Euro 2020 is looming on the horizon. An observation that we have presented to you in our press review of the day. But what do the future opponents of the France team think?
As a reminder, the Blues will challenge Germany, Portugal and Hungary. Already strong in their status as reigning world champions, are Didier Deschamps’ men even more afraid since the announcement of KB9’s comeback? In Portugal, the native of Bron does not make the headlines of the main sports dailies. However, mistrust is in order.
“To the attention of Portugal: Benzema returns to selection for Euro 2020”, title Sapo Desporto. “The enfant terrible has been forgiven”, writes O Jogo in its inside pages. The newspaper is not, however, tender with the Merengue since it mainly evoked a consented return despite the many legal and extrasporting setbacks of the Frenchman. For his part, Record also soberly evokes “Forgiveness granted” in Madrid.
No fear, but surprise
Among our German neighbors, the future confrontation with the formation of Joachim Löw is not mentioned, but the surprise is there. “Sensational return to selection. France brings back Benzema “, title Bild. “After six years of ban, Benzema returned to the national team. (…) Its convocation is completely unexpected ”, relate Spiegel. Kicker did more sober with a “France brings back Benzema”, before pointing out that Didier Deschamps ruled out a return of the Madrilenian barely two years ago. “Karim Benzema is surprisingly part of the France team”, title Goal Germany.
For his part, NTV wrote : “France forgives star striker Benzema. Karim Benzema’s career in the French team ends in style. In 2015, the Real Madrid striker was dismissed for complicity in a blackmail scandal. Today, the 33-year-old is the big surprise among the opponents of the German group. “ Finally, the surprise was also present among the Hungarian media. “Euro 2020: Benzema is really here! “, is ecstatic Nemzeti Sport, one of the main dailies. In short, you will understand, Didier Deschamps surprised more than one last night!