And one more trophy for him as for the Blues.
Sunday, in San Siro, the world champions won against Spain (2-1) the second edition of the League of Nations, after the victory of Portugal in 2019. In a press conference, Didier Deschamps particularly congratulated Karim Benzema .
The Blues have overturned the match once again.
Is this their trademark during this League of Nations?
It would be reductive.
The opponents have quality.
We had the ball for 20 minutes but we backed off too much, suffered too much.
We were led by a goal, we changed things at the break by playing higher, to create more danger, even if it means ending up in one on one.
We were more aggressive in the second half.
We still have that character and that state of mind.
Is this system with three defenders the organization of the Blues for the coming months?
The result leads one to think so.
I know this system is interesting but it requires adjustments.
We have never been five to defend.
It is especially to have my attacking triangle in the axis and the contribution of the sides.
The biggest difficulty in our system is facing a four-way defense with off-center elements like Spain.
Does this League of Nations give you even more regrets compared to the failure of the Euro?
We had ten minutes of absence against the Swiss.
It can happen but it does not call into question everything we have done well before and since.
The Euro is a stop, but that's not why you have to throw everything in the trash.
The players have proven against Spain, with youngsters like Aurélien Tchouaméni and Theo Hernandez who have integrated perfectly into the team.
There is competition, there will be excitement.
There was a title at stake and we won it, it's the best vitamin.
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Does this streak put an end to the lack of confidence of the Blues?
There is no lack of confidence.
The players have proven that they are always at the top level.
In front of us, we had two very good European teams.
The best vitamin is to win the matches.
There was no loss of confidence.
A jewel #ESPFRA #FiersdetreBleus @Benzema pic.twitter.com/UfpIjwoefF
- French team ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) October 10, 2021
Does Karim Benzema change everything?
He is an essential player and he has proven it in these two games.
He has this rage to win.
He is there for that and she is very communicative.
I am happy for the whole and for him.
He doesn't have four or five competitions to play yet but he was very important to win this League of Nations.
I am very happy for Karim.
He scores a lot, he has a winning mind for the very high level.
How has it evolved?
Even though he was already at a high level, he improved in many areas.
He has a formidable efficiency, he takes part in the game. He is not the same player as in 2015, even as an athlete.
He's so sharp.
He has matured.
He's been at the top for a while.
I am happy that he is having a moment of joy with the France team.