Karim Benzema seeks to leave exile in France before the European Championship this summer –

Karim Benzema seeks to leave exile in France before the European Championship this summer – fr

Five years after exile from the France team, Karim Benzema said he was looking to put the past behind him and that he only focused on leading Didier Deschamps’ team in the European Championship. next month.
Benzema, who has scored 30 goals in all competitions for Real Madrid this season, has not played for France since 2015 after a blackmail scandal for which he faces trial in October.

The 33-year-old also said in 2016 that Deschamps “bowed to pressure from a racist part of France” by letting the striker out of the Euro squad that year, but received a surprise summons for Euros which start in June. 11.

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“What happened has happened. There are always regrets, we can’t go back, we can just change the past, ”Benzema, who has scored 27 goals in 81 games for France, told reporters on Sunday.

The most important thing is what happens on the pitch… Now I’m focused on the game and trying to show the best on the pitch. ”

Benzema will team up with 22-year-old Kylian Mbappe, who led France to the 2018 World Cup title and the forward praised his young teammate.

“I don’t like to compare, (Mbappe) is still a young player, a phenomenon,” Benzema said.

“I have already been able to train with him. We play with one touch, he has good movement, he has a lot of speed and has skill in front of goal. He’s a very, very good player. “

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France, which finished second in 2016, is in Group F with supporters Portugal, Hungary and Germany. They play their first game against Germany in Munich on June 15.

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