Deschamps’ Machiavellian plan

Almost six years after his last call to the France team, Karim Benzema was called up to everyone’s surprise by Didier Deschamps to compete in Euro 2021. However, the Real Madrid striker was not welcome with the executives of the Blues . For his part, the coach had drawn up a Machiavellian plan for Benzema.

Three weeks have passed since the final lost to argentina but The french team keep talking about her. In addition to the Zidane-Le Graët affair, the case of Karim Benzema is also debated. The day after the final, he was retiring from international football, certainly tired of the baseness of which he had been the victim since his return to Euro 2021. Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann did not appreciate that Didier Deschamps recalls the striker real Madrid. But the coach had planned his move: to put the hat on Benzema in the event of a fiasco. The editorialist Daniel Riolo says more about it.

“Benzema was a problem”

 » Benzema was a problem. First because he knew Pogba didn’t like him. Pogba and Benzema don’t fit. And Griezmann too. He’s not crazy about Benzema, but the big problem was with Pogba. But Pogba leaves the France team. And in the idea of ​​running after the result, before the Euro, Deschamps notes that the Blues, it works less well. And he considers that it can go wrong. Benzema having become a totally essential player, the idea arises that perhaps Benzema should be recalled “, advanced Daniel Riolo in After Football on RMC before concluding by unveiling the plan for Didier Deschamps.

« If ever at the Euro it doesn’t go well, we’ll fuck that on Benzema’s face »

«  And as he feels that things are not going very well, if ever at the Euro things don’t go well, we’ll fuck that up on Benzema’s face. This is the calculation that Deschamps made at that time. Except that at the Euro, things are not going well, but Benzema is one of the best. So Deschamps’ calculation is not good. He is obliged to continue with Benzema and in addition he is still very strong. In the League of Nations, it is still one of the best. Deschamps therefore finds himself a bit of a prisoner, and he is forced to move forward with Benzema. Especially since there is popular pressure « , he added. The soap opera is not over.

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