Didier Deschamps was reassuring about Karim Benzema, after his exit from injury during France-Bulgaria this Tuesday evening (3-0), one week before the entry into contention of the Blues at the Euro.
Can Karim Benzema be 100% on June 15, in Munich? For his second match after his great return to the French team, the Real Madrid striker had to leave in the 40th minute of the preparatory meeting against Bulgaria this Tuesday evening at the Stade de France (3-0). He was shot in the right thigh, just above the knee, after an aerial duel. As at half-time, Didier Deschamps was rather reassuring for his striker at the end of the match, in a press conference.
According to the coach of the France team, Karim Benzema was the victim of a “blow”, a “crutch”. “He felt the muscle hard and you shouldn’t take any risks,” repeated Didier Deschamps. Relaunched a little later on his potential concern a week away from Germany-France, the first match of the Euro for the Blues, he again played down the situation.
Deschamps: “Nothing dramatic”
“It’s a blow. There is always worse in life, estimated Didier Deschamps. If it is an ankle or a knee, we do not ask the question. There, it is a blow. I have high-level medical staff. We are going to do what is necessary. We are not going to go through every day saying to ourselves ‘how is he, how he is’. It will get better day by day. I have no particular concern tonight. There are imponderables. The famous and undesirable imponderables, they are there, they can happen. Today, there is nothing dramatic. “
At the Stade de France, Olivier Giroud has regained his place at the forefront of the attack of the Blues after the exit of the returning Karim Benzema. And the Chelsea striker again proved his effectiveness by scoring a double at the end of the match (83rd, 90th). He is only five goals behind Thierry Henry’s record (51).