In an interview with L’Equipe, Karim Benzema explains his technical relationship with Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé whose preferences he already knows in the game.
Failing to have played a lot with them, Karim Benzema has watched Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé play a lot. In an interview with L’Equipe, the striker returned to the relationship he developed with his two partners during the two preparation matches against Wales (3-0) and Bulgaria (3-0) .
“I look at what is around me, the players who are around, he explains. You know that Mbappé will go deep and that Griezmann will ask more in the feet. I try to do like the one that’s in the middle. “
“When I step on the pitch I already know how they play, he continues. I know their calls, I know what they like to do, how to lean on them, whether I have to go to the near post and to the penalty spot, it’s easier. We haven’t trained fifteen times together, so we’ll have to fine-tune two or three small gestures. “
“As long as you respect the game, everything looks easy”
For him, it shouldn’t take too long. “These are small things because they are players who play in big clubs, adds the former Lyonnais. As long as you respect the game, everything seems easy. If you have to play in one touch, you play in one touch , if you have to shoot, you shoot. If you have to cross, you cross. Sometimes you also have to call to free up space for the other attacker. We haven’t discussed these things yet. . “
Hit in a thigh on Tuesday against Bulgaria, Benzema did not have the opportunity to extend his association with two accomplices in the attack. The Madrilenian must simply observe two or three days off and should be on his feet for the Blues’ first match at the Euro against Germany on June 15.