Deschamps: Benzema is key national team player!

Deschamps: Benzema is key national team player!

France national team head coach Didier Deschamps is delighted with Karim Benzema’s performance this season.

Benzema is striking in his performance this season. The French forward managed to score nine goals in eight matches in the league and made seven assists. The final challenge for the striker was the matches in the final four of the Nations League. Despite the fact that France were losing during the confrontations with Belgium and Spain, Karim scored the first goal both times and set up his partners for success.

In part, this also became the reason for the triumph of Les Bleus at the new tournament and allowed them to be the first to register victories at the European Championship, World Cup and the Nations League. After the awarding, the head coach of the team, Didier Deschamps, who received a lot of backlash after the fiasco at the European championship, commented on the results of Benzema,

“Karim is a key player, he proved it in the last two games. I am very happy for the whole team and for him. He's amazingly effective.

He's not the same player he was in 2015. He has matured noticeably as a person. He will not play in 4-5 tournaments yet. Winning the Nations League is not the most important title. But it was important for him to take it,” Deschamps said.

Previously, there was a popular belief that Benzema can only be second on the sidelines with Cristiano Ronaldo. They called him a striker carrying shells and that after the Portuguese left, he would no longer be able to become the predator that he was at Lyon and who then won the competition against Higuain at Real.

But as time has shown, Karim does not need it. He has remained a team player, giving out a lot of assists and helping his partners in every possible way. At the same time, he himself scores at the level of Robert Lewandowski, topping the list of scorers in La Liga. Benzema is already 33 years old, but with such realization and experience, he can easily play at the highest level for another 3-4 years.

Therefore, it seems to me that soon the forward will re-sign the contract with Real Madrid and may become the first legend who will not be kicked out, but which will be beautifully said goodbye to. Inheritance with the arrival of Mbappe will only help to complete this story and will not allow Florentino Perez to lose face once again.