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‘That's good for him’ – Mathieu Valbuena on Benzema’s return

Thu 20 May 2021 | 20:26

Former France midfielder Mathieu Valbuena reacted to the return of Karim Benzema to the France national team and insisted he has no hard feelings with Didier Deschamps for his decision.

Real Madrid


Karim Benzema

has been recalled by



to the France squad for the upcoming European Championship.

Deschamps has included Benzema in France’s 26-man squad for the first time since 2015 following his alleged role in the sex-tape blackmail of former France team-mate

Mathieu Valbuena


"If [Benzema] can bring more to the France team, so that's good for him. It will be on the field that it will be played,"

Valbuena explained to 


 when asked about Benzema's inclusion


"It is the coach's choice. For me, Didier will be a winner in all cases. If the France team works, we will say that he was able to adapt and if it fails we will not blame him.

"He knows how to make his lists. He's very smart about that. Did he call me to let me know about his decision with Benzema? No, I don't expect anything from Didier, nothing from anyone. Today, I make my life and I have fun in the field. I have no further comments to make."

source: SportMob