‘I will force Deschamps to let Benzema go with France’

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema could still have options to return to the French team. The number ‘9’, banned from the French team since 2015, is still an invalid option for Deschamps but Michel Moulin, candidate for the federation’s presidency, has confirmed in an interview with Le Figaro that, if he is elected, he will demand the coach summon Benzema if he deserves it.

“Regarding Karim Benzema’s management, Deschamps is an employee of the French Football Federation. If above me we have to tell him that Benzema play, we will make him play. I will force Benzema to go with France, “he said.

Regarding the conflict that the forward still has open for an alleged extortion of his teammate Mathieu Valbuena, Michel Moulin has commented that the footballer is “innocent until proven otherwise.”