The video is said to have been taken in Qatar before the 2022 World Cup. In which, the representative of Djaziri consulted with 3 experts. According to Cope, one of the experts from Aspetar, the hospital is at the forefront of the treatment and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries. All have the same opinion that “Benzema can play from the round of 16 or at least can still sit on the bench”.
“Why did they ask Benzema to leave so quickly?” Djaziri asked.
On December 13, Marca reported that Benzema was actually still eligible for the World Cup. But coach Deschamps and the medical team did not want the 34-year-old striker to attend. This decision was made on November 19, the day before the 2022 World Cup kicks off. The French coaching staff suspected that Benzema’s physical condition was not guaranteed.
Benzema is said to have to undergo injury treatment within 3 weeks and may return in early December. On December 4, “Les Bleus” faced Poland in the round of 16. European media questioned Benzema’s return, but this idea was ignored by coach Deschamps.
On December 20, L’Equipe revealed that the true relationship between Deschamps and Benzema was not good. Relatives of this 34-year-old striker blamed the French coaching staff for the player’s injury before the 2022 World Cup. They said that the French coaching staff let Benzema train heavily, leading to the injury of the player. Before joining the team, the 34-year-old striker was in bad shape.
Two days before the French team kicked off the World Cup quarter-final against England, Benzema returned to normal training in a Real Madrid shirt. On December 15, the striker born in 1987 even played when “Los Blancos” played a friendly with Leganes. Rumors of a conflict between him and Deschamps thus became well-founded.
On December 19, Benzema decided to retire from the national team. He wrote on his personal page: “My story with the French national team is over. I worked hard and also made mistakes to get where I am today. I am proud of my journey.”
French media reported that Benzema may consider returning to the France team if Deschamps leaves the head coach position. However, this strategist expressed his desire to stick with “Les Bleus” until the end of the 2026 World Cup.
Duy Luan | 11:33 12/27/2022