The return of Benzema the French team is undoubtedly one of the news of the year in France. Deschamps he changed his stance and finally called the Real Madrid player to play in the European Championship this summer. But. How was that change of Deschamps? What happened? All this is revealed by the newspaper L’Equipe, which explains how Benzema’s return to the national team was conceived.
Month of March
L’Equipe explains that the key moment was the matches in France last March. According to the Gallic newspaper, there Deschamps began to think about the return of Benzema and even agreed to meet with the Real Madrid striker to “discuss at length.” But that conversation did not take place at that time, it was the last step.
The fact that Deschamps The thought of Benzema’s return was provoked, according to L’Equipe, by the doubts he had with the forwards he had called up for those March games. The newspaper says Deschamps “was not convinced that Antoine Griezmann was totally in shape at Barcelona “, while” I saw Olivier giroud languish on the Chelsea bench “and Deschamps” was not sure that Anthony Martial recovered in time from his knee injury and still did not see Wissam Ben Yedder like a plan B in case of problems ”.
Month of April
In April there was a meeting that for L’Equipe was decisive in Benzema’s return to the national team. It was a summit between. Deschamps and Noël Le Graët, the president of the French Football Federation, who agreed with Benzema’s return. “We talked about this with Didier a month ago”, assured Le Graët in L’Equipe
Conversation with Benzema
The key moment for Deschamps decided to summon Benzema It was in a face-to-face conversation with the Real Madrid striker. There, Deschamps already decided to include Benzema in the list of summoned for the Eurocup and thus culminate the return of Benzema to the selection.