It is an incredible and very unexpected turn of events which is happening behind the scenes of the FFF. Tonight, Didier Deschamps must appear in front of the microphones of TF1 and M6 to reveal the names of the 26 players selected to defend the tricolor colors at the Euro. And as has been the case since 2016, the announcement of the national coach’s list is the subject of many forecasts. But since this morning, the hypothesis of a return to blue for Karim Benzema (33 years old) has generated an atmosphere where disbelief and mad hope intermingle.
After a six-year conflict caused by the sextape affair and then a controversial interview with Marca, is Deschamps really ready to forgive the Real Madrid striker? Does the former Lyonnais really have any chances of reintegrating a team that he has not attended since 2015? While some thought that the information mentioned in the columns of The team could be just a little buzz, well they were fixed by The Parisian.
The time for forgiveness has come
The newspaper indeed affirms that Benzema should indeed be present in this famous list of 26. Information which obviously has the effect of a bomb and which necessarily ensures a record audience for TF1 and M6. After his quarrels with Dimitri Payet and Adrien Rabiot, Didier Deschamps therefore seems to be on track to demonstrate that he knows how to reconcile with the players with whom he has been in the cold. But this time, the surprise is still greater, even if the expansion of the lists to 26 elements necessarily worked in the player’s favor.
Selected 81 times (27 goals), the native of Bron seemed irreconcilable with his coach, but time has, it seems, done its work. And if the return of Benzema in blue is confirmed on the strokes of 8:20 pm, we can not wait to know the reasons which pushed DD to question an opinion which seemed final since 2016. Not to mention the way in which he intends to cohabit the Merengue with an Olivier Giroud that he had not hesitated to scratch.