Benzema says yes to the France team!


By: Manu Tournoux

Karim Benzema said he was ready to respond positively to Thierry Henry, if the Espoirs coach decided to call him up for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

It’s quite a revelation that Karim Benzema made. Contacted by Virginie Sainsily, the 2022 Ballon d'Or spoke about his possible participation in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The channel's journalist The Team revealed this Tuesday that he contacted the Al-Ittihad player and asked him about his desire to join the team that Thierry Henry will contact for the competition organized in France. With a positive response to the key.

I asked him the question, quite simply, because we exchange from time to timeexplained the journalist. I asked him if he would like the idea of ​​participating and he replied: 'Why not, of course. It could be great.' Obviously specifying that the decision was not his. We know very well that it is the coach, Thierry Henry, who decides. But in any case, he is open to the idea and it is obviously something that he would like. »

It's up to Henry to decide

The door is therefore opened by Karim Benzema who would see himself imitating André-Pierre Gignac or even Floriant Thauvin, two players who had chosen to return to play in the tricolor jersey during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (played in 2021 due to of the COVID crisis). And the ball is therefore in Thierry Henry's court who could be tempted by the idea, especially since he knows that several clubs will not leave their internationals available, the Olympics not being a Fifa date.

It remains to be seen whether the French coach will consider that Karim Benzema will have the sufficient level for the competition, he who has been playing for several months in the Saudi club Al-Ittihad, and whose performances are very far from those he offered when he was a Real Madrid player. But the talent is still very present in the former Olympique Lyonnais and a final return to the blue jersey would surely delight more than one.

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