Los Blancos were close to acquiring the services of the France international but he decided to remain put at PSG, which delighted Didier Deschamps.
agreed to stay atParis Saint-Germain
and it is definitely positive for the club, according to
The World Cup winner was keen on joiningReal Madrid
as his contract was due to expire in June; however, he decided to pen a three-year deal with PSG.
, therefore, was denied the chance to link-up with his compatriot at the club level. Mbappe revealed that he changed his mind because the project had changed and he had some sentimental reasons.
Deschamps will have the attacking due at his disposal for the Nations League campaign, going against Denmark next Friday. Moreover, the France coach was happy to see the Frenchman staying put in Paris.
"It's his choice. It's obvious that he stays in Ligue 1, it's a very good thing for French football,"
he told reporters on Saturday.
"He is attached to the club, he said what he had to say but in being French, that can only be a good thing.
"We can grow by staying. Today the objective of PSG is the same as in all the big clubs, and to win the Champions League. It may be necessary one day to go abroad, but that is not an obligation.
"We are not going to speak in other periods when there was a lag compared to France. But today, the choice of players is not the same.
"It is perhaps less of an obligation to go abroad to accomplish beautiful things."
Reports claimed that Benzema and Mbappe’s relationship got intense after the former posted a picture of late rapper Tupac Shakur that was said to be a reference to betrayal.
Benzema has denied the reports and Deschamps does not see problems between the to.
"From my position as coach, where I have the players live where I know from A to Z what is going on, the main thing is the group,"
"It can lead to misunderstandings. From a situation where we can all draw negative conclusions when they are not necessarily negative... It can turn into a misunderstanding, which does not reflect reality.
"Today with the connected world it can go very very quickly, the slightest photo goes quickly. Even if I'm not on there!"
"I said that in relation to the attacking players, who will be supposed to have a little more playing time," Deschamps continued.
"Olivier Giroud is not with us, it's to give playing time to Moussa, Christopher and Wissam, who are with us regularly, who have had playing time and will have the opportunity to have a little more.
"If possible we will make sure to involve everyone, some will play more than others. Through the four meetings, we will make sure that they are active, so that they get stronger, to have more experience. It will give additional information on the final list for the World Cup."
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