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Ancelotti dribbles the Benzema-Deschamps conflict: "I don't think it worries Karim"


The Real Madrid coach recalled the respect he has for Didier Deschamps, whom he had under his orders at Juventus.

Between Didier Deschamps and Karim Benzema, there is water in the gas.

The Real Madrid striker recently accused the coach of Les Bleus of having lied about his departure from the France team, just before the start of the World Cup last November.

Deschamps provided specific details about Benzema's package in the columns of Le


as well as in an interview with

Le Parisien

newspaper .

Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti was asked about the subject this Tuesday at a press conference, on the eve of receiving Liverpool in the knockout stages of the Champions League.


It's more of a personal matter

," smiled a little embarrassed Ancelotti.

The Italian coach (63) knows Benzema well, of course, but also Deschamps (54), whom he had under his orders for 3 months at Juventus, in 1999.

"It's a subject that Karim does not talk about", dismisses Ancelotti

I respect (Deschamps) a lot as a player, as a person, as a coach

,” reminded Ancelotti, who believes that he should not interfere in this affair.


In Italy, we say:" in a couple, we do not put the finger.

It's a subject that Karim doesn't talk about and I don't think it concerns him

,” concluded Ancelotti.

Benzema, 35 and winner of the Ballon d'Or 2022, announced his international retirement the day after the World Cup final lost by the Blues against Argentina (3-3, 4-2 on penalties).

After his strong reaction to Deschamps' comments, the former Lyonnais promised that he would give his version "

for the people


Injured and forfeited against Espanyol Barcelona in La Liga on Saturday (3-1 victory), Benzema is back with Real to face Liverpool.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-03-14

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