Karim BenzemaThe forward’s agent claimed that the forward was available for play FranceFrom the World Cup round of 16, stage, but was sent home by Didier Deschamps (and the team’s medical staff) prematurely.
Benzema, 35, suffered a thigh injury in trainingThree days before France’s World Cup defence began, on Nov. 19, the French football federation announced that he would need to rest for three weeks.
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After consulting Franck Le Gall, France team doctor, Deschamps decided that the injury necessitated Benzema’s removal from the national team. Benzema was then allowed to return to training with the team. Real Madridand later retiring from international football.
“I have consulted three specialists, who confirmed the diagnosis that Benzema could be fit from round 16. To be at the least on the bench.” agent Karim Djaziri tweeted on MondayHere’s a video showing the player’s scan at a Qatari hospital.
“Why did your ask him to hurry up?”
Djaziri was vocal in his critique of the decision to send Benzema back home.
“Benzema ran again a week following his departure,” he tweeted on Sunday. “After four days training, he played for 30 minutes in friendly for Real Madrid Keep lying, it is coming.”
France reached the World Cup finals without Benzema. There, they were beaten 2-0 by Brazil. Argentina on penalties.
International teammate Kylian MbappeHe won the Golden Boot with eight goals including a hat tricks in the final. Benzema was the replacement in the starting lineup. Olivier GiroudFour times, he was able to score.
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Deschamps decided not to call up a substitute for Benzema.
ESPN was told by sources that the coach believed the injury was too severe to allow the player to remain in Qatar for more than three weeks.
Sources say that Benzema believed Deschamps valued him enough to keep him in the squad in order to allow him to compete in the knockout stage.
Madrid will visit this week and LaLiga will return to action. Real ValladolidFriday
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