Present at a press conference two days away from Portugal-France on Wednesday in Budapest, the Blues left-back Lucas Digne was asked about the lack of efficiency of the Blues center-forward Karim Benzema since the start of the Euro 2021. The Everton player has defended him and assured that the Real Madrid star is unaffected.
Four games, a crutch and… zero goals. If the unexpected return of Karim Benzema to the France team had caused a lot of noise, his lack of efficiency is starting to do a little too. After a missed penalty against Wales, the preparation of the Real Madrid striker was disrupted by a large crutch contracted against Bulgaria. Recovered in time for the first match of Euro 2021, he remained silent against Germany (0-1). Too bad because KB19 was denied a goal for an offside position after a pass from Kylian Mbappé.
Clumsy in the first period against Hungary (1-1) on Saturday, he also did not shake the net on Saturday at the Puskas Arena and therefore remains stuck at 27 goals in 85 caps. Largely enough to give rise to some doubts or even some criticism as the Madrilenian comes out of his best season at Real and he forms, with Mbappé and Griezmann, the most feared attacking trio… on paper.
“Zero questions within the group”
“I do not feel anyone affected by that, commented Lucas Digne, interviewed Monday at a press conference. We all know his quality. He has demonstrated it for many years at Real Madrid. He does a lot for the team. C he is a very mobile attacker, who moves a lot. As Antoine (Griezmann) said, when the first goal arrives, it will be like the tap. ” Sunday, the French striker against the Hungarians had used this image to defend his teammate: “When he will put one, the tap will be on and it will flow, said the Catalan. We are behind him, he has the support of staff. You have to be patient. He has opportunities. ” Lucas Digne is therefore on the same wavelength: “There are zero questions within the group.”