Jean-Baptiste Sarrazin 9:30 p.m., December 19, 2022, modified at 9:34 p.m., December 19, 2022
The day after the defeat of the France team in the final of the 2022 Football World Cup, Karim Benzema caused yet another controversy.
The Real Madrid striker has most likely announced his international retirement with the Blues, an announcement criticized and which once again reflects clumsy communication.
It's a new release that has people talking even on the set of the
Europe 1 Sport program
(every evening from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.).
Karim Benzema will not have waited long after the end of the 2022 World Cup to announce the end of his international career.
A highly criticized timing, since this announcement comes the day after the defeat of the Blues in the World Cup final against Argentina.
I made the effort and the mistakes it took to be where I am today and I'm proud of it!
I have written my story and ours is ending.
— Karim Benzema (@Benzema) December 19, 2022
As a settling of scores with the France team, Karim Benzema left an enigmatic message which leaves little doubt about the end of his relationship with the Blues: "I made the efforts and the mistakes it took to be where I am today and I'm proud of it! I wrote my story and ours ends. #Nueve".
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Called in the list of 26 players summoned for the World Cup by Didier Deschamps but forced to give up because of an injury, Karim Benzema has since multiplied the controversies.
A first tension was born after the Madrid striker was injured again.
He wanted to stay with the France group to heal and give himself a chance to return to the field at some point in the competition, which was not to the taste of the staff of the France team.
Doctor Franck Le Gall and Didier Deschamps did not want the subject "Benzema" to pollute the stay and the spirit of the French players.
Without saying goodbye to the Blues, "KB9" had left the group on the sly the day after this injury.
More recently, the Real Madrid striker had created a controversy by declining the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron who offered him to come and attend the World Cup final and thus encourage his partners.
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A feeling of "waste"
This new release therefore raises questions.
What happened internally between the staff of the Blues and Karim Benzema?
For Nabil Djellit, "there is a wolf. We would like to know everything from the start about the nature of his injury, why he left the group. We have a feeling that he has been exfiltrated and he is finishing this World Cup by exfiltrating all alone in the end."
"It's a feeling of waste, of incompleteness, of poor communication with his tweets and his stories," he added on the
Europe 1 Sport set.
An announcement that can even be experienced as an ultimate provocation against the France team with which Karim Benzema had complicated relations.
An opinion shared by Cédric Chasseur.
According to the Europe 1 journalist, Karim Benzema wanted to show that he was delighted with the defeat of the Blues in the final.
A final revenge towards him before saying goodbye to him definitively.