After Five years of the striker’s presence in the National Team, the former winger believes it is time he was welcomed back into the team
Robert Pires claims that Benzema deserves to return to France squad.
has scored 8 goals for the national team and 27 goals were scored for Les Blues in his name. He has not been played for the squad since October 2015.
After Benzema was arrested because of allegedly playing a role in blackmailing national team-mate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape in November, the France’s highest court ruled in 2017 that the investigation of him was not fair.
However, France coach is not eager to bring him back into the squad, and Pires says it is time he changed his mind.
“It’s a tricky issue, one that has created and continues to create a lot of debate in France,” he told AS.
“I’m not really interested in whatever happened between him and [Mathieu] Valbuena, but given all that he has achieved and is achieving at Real Madrid, of course he deserves a France call-up.
“He’s one of the best strikers in Europe. But [France boss Didier] Deschamps has the final say.”