Benzema, about the World Cup: “It’s past; complicated, but that’s it” | Sports

Karim Benzema appeared in public this Saturday afternoon before the Super Cup final for the first time since the World Cup. The striker was injured in the third training session with his team and Didier Deschamps made him notice that he was not very interested in him staying to see if he could recover, so the Real Madrid footballer immediately returned to Spain, angry and hurt . In this first appearance after the incident, and after he declined the invitation to attend the final that France played against Argentina, Benzema chose to look ahead: “What happened is over. For me the most important thing is tomorrow, tomorrow’s game. I’m ready inside my head, my body too. I focus on my match tomorrow. The rest is past; complicated, but that’s it, ”he said.

There was a second question on the matter, and then the striker cut the thread of the matter: “This is not tomorrow’s topic [en referencia al clásico de este domingo]. The theme is the end. I’m sorry, I can’t tell you more about France, about the World Cup. I’m not going to answer”.

He also did not want to refer to the recent suspension of the president of the French federation, Noël Le Graët, after the formidable uproar caused by some of his derogatory statements about Zinedine Zidane, who had also refused to travel to Doha for the World Cup final.

Benzema wanted to look only at the final against Barcelona, ​​for which he assured that he was finally in perfect condition: “After last year, which was a very important year for me, I had several injuries, and I think I needed time to return , but I think that today I am already on a good path, in very good shape. I don’t know if you see it in the game, but I feel very good, ”he said. “I have done a good job to come back, to have my level: touch the ball, score, assist, my game. It’s clear: I’m back.”

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