‘It can be only easy’, Karim Benzema delighted to link up with Mbappe

Sat 22 May 2021 | 7:52

Karim Benzema has said he cannot wait to team up with Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe at the European Championship after Real Madrid forward was handed a surprise recall to France’s squad.

France manager

Didier Deschamps

has included


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


Benzema has earned the recall to international duty after fantastic form at

Real Madrid

 over the past few years and he is set to feature for his country alongside several World Cup-winning strikers.

"It's clear I've had a lot of feedback,"

he told

Onze Mondial


"It can be only easy [to play with Mbappe]. It's true that he's a young player, but very, very talented.

"I like his movements, how he plays football. Now it's up to us to get along well on the pitch, but anyway, I have no doubts about that.

"Still, we should not focus on the Mbappe-Benzema duo. There are many very talented players in this team: [Antoine] Griezmann, [Olivier] Giroud, [Paul] Pogba, [Ousmane] Dembele, [Kingsley] Coman, [Wissam] Ben Yedder.

"The danger can come from anywhere and that is so much better for France."

Benzema, meanwhile, is now looking forward to earning his 82nd cap after almost six years.

"It's more than being happy; it's a source of pride,"

he said.

"I've been waiting for this for a while. I have always worked, I never gave up, never let go. In the end, it's a reward.

"I'm super happy, I can't wait to be there, to train, to start the games. It's a team with such talents, such players, and I too want to play on this team."

source: SportMob