Karim Benzema yet to Receive a Call from Didier Deschamps
Real Madrid superstar Karim Benzema has revealed that he is still waiting for a call from French national team coach Didier Deschamps.
The striker may be one of the best players for the French national team, but his lack of discipline with national team has led to an omission by current managerDeschamps. Benzema has not played for the national team since October 2015. He was charged with a blackmail conspiracy of one of his teammates. Deschamps took the brave decision of letting Benzema out of the Euro 2016 squad. France were able to reach the final even without the 28-year-old, andDeschamps’ decision has been justified.
As a result, Benzema is facing an uncertain future with regard to the national team. Since making his debut for the national team in 2007, he has featured in 81 games and scored 27 goals. He is far off from the likes of Thierry Henry and Michel Platini.
The former has scored 47 goals in 99 appearances for the national team while the latter has 37 goals in 60 games. Benzema’s struggle for form with Real Madrid has not induced any need for his inclusion into the national team.The 28-year-old has scored 17 goals in 39 appearances for Madrid this season. Benzema is the top scorer for Madrid in the Champions League this season with five goals.
“I haven’t had a call [from national team].As I said, I continue my work in Madrid, especially as the end of the season is exciting, with big matches coming up.It’s up to me to put in some great performances with my club. It’s [win over Bayern Munich] a good result, but we mustn’t get carried away. I think we could have score more goals. We wanted to get one or two more goals, but we have to settle for the result, because it’s difficult to win against this team,” said Benzema after the Champions League game against Bayern Munich.