France team: Benzema thanks "the whole of France" after his return

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Karim Benzema published a message on social networks this Sunday evening in which he meets the supporters of the France team, a few days after the surprise elimination of the Euro against Switzerland. And he thanks France for the welcome he received after his return to the Blues.

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A few hours after starting a well-deserved vacation, Karim Benzema returned once again this Sunday to the elimination of the France team in the round of 16 of the Euro against Switzerland, on penalties. The Real Madrid striker published a message with a video on his social networks, in which he thanked everyone for his return to the Blues.

“We will come back stronger”

“Moved to see these images, I would have liked to see our France team at the top, thank you to the supporters for always believing in us, the defeats as the obstacles push us to surpass ourselves, he writes. , we will come back stronger. I also want to thank all my teammates, the staff and all of France for welcoming my return with such kindness. “

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Following the exit of the Blues, Karim Benzema had already expressed his ambition to “prepare for the future and come back even stronger”. Last June, he found the France team five and a half years after leaving it, for a convincing result: four goals at the Euro, namely two doubles against Portugal and Switzerland, after helping Lloris to save Ricardo Rodriguez’s penalty in the second half.

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Hailed by Le Graët

The number 19 of the Blues could play his last international competition next year at the World Cup, in Qatar, at 34 years old. Anyway, Karim Benzema had received the support of his former coach José Mourinho, indicating in particular that he “is the reason why (he is) a little sad that France has not passed”. Noël Le Graët, president of the FFF, also welcomed his return, assuring that the player “showed a lot of elegance and modesty in his words”.

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