French striker for Real Madrid Karim Benzema It has once again created controversy in France with the criticism expressed on social networks to various internationals, such as Olivier Giroud or Mathieu Valbuena.
Benzema has questioned the quality of Giroud and has assured that Valbuena disappeared from the front line today after the case of alleged blackmail with a sex tape in which the Real Madrid player is charged. “I think he is at the bottom of the sea, I don’t know where he is,” Benzema said of the now Olympiakos player, whom he has harshly criticized in recent years.
The other main victim of his criticism is Giroud, starter in the national team, to which Benzema has not attended since 2016. “Formula One should not be confused with ‘karting’. And I fall short (…) I know I am Formula One», He assured in reference to the Chelsea striker.
Benzema, however, noted that Giroud is useful in selection because it “goes down to the mine” and it makes the game of Antoine Griezmann or Kylian Mbappé more attractive.
Praise for Griezmann and Mbappé
Of the latter, he stated that “he still has a lot to learn”, but that “he is strong, a great player”. «It is a phenomenon at his age, but he has to endure it. At first, it is easy to receive superlatives. They put the same poster on me when I started at Lyon at the age of 17 and scored my first goal in the Champions League. Or when I was the top scorer in the French league at the age of 20 in 2008, “he said.
Benzema also reserves good words for the now Barcelona striker Antoine Griezmann. He’s someone I appreciate. I don’t want to talk about him, but when he got to the national team he was not doing very well at Atlético de Madrid and I gave him some advice, “he said.