Karim Benzema: an injury already known, the staff of the Blues responsible for the package?

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Karim Benzema: an injury already known, the staff of the Blues responsible for the package?

BENZEMA. After the disappointment, place à; misunderstanding and explanations of Karim Benzema's injury.

[Updated; day on November 21, 2022 at; 09:35] It was to be his World Cup. Ballon d'Or 2022 and author of a remarkable season with Real Madrid, Karim Benzema has arrived. in the French team with a state of health worrying, he who had not played; a complete match with Real Madrid for almost a month. If he trained himself to part during the first days in order to preserve it, the decision to include it in collective training was perhaps a mistake and an impatience of the staff of it. France team. If the Frenchman had pain in his hamstrings in recent days, the quadriceps injury was not unknown and Real Madrid had communicated. on "muscular fatigue" on October 22nd after a match against; Elche.

His friend Samir Nasri, questioned on Canal Plus, put his feet in the dish on Sunday November 20, explaining that the management of Benzema was bad. "I find that the management has been bad with him. He is a special player who requires special attention. We didn't necessarily need Benzema for Australia, Tunisia and Denmark. He's a player who takes you through a level and so we needed him for the matches. direct elimination. I find ça really damaging. Shouldn't push him. He had played 60 games last season, it's normal that he feels a certain fatigue at the end of the season. 34 years old. It was not necessarily necessary to push at the start of the World Cup."

Messages from Karim Benzema and Didier Deschamps

Didier Deschamps made his disappointment known in the wake of the package announcement. "I am extremely sad for Karim who made this World Cup a major goal. Despite this new blow for the French team, I have full confidence in my group. We will do everything to meet the immense challenge that awaits us, “he said in the press release. of the FFF. A few minutes later, Karim Benzema was speaking at; his turn via a message on his Instagram account. "In my life, I have never given up, but tonight I have to think about it. the team as I always have, so reason tells me to leave my place to; someone who can help our group to have a good World Cup. Thank you for all your messages of support".

The injury of Karim Benzema

Saturday evening November 19, The newspaper The teamevoked "a sharp muscle pain in the left quadriceps". The examinations taken in the evening at the premises of the Aspetar medical facility in Doha confirmed that an unequivocal verdict: "a lesion of the rectus femoris, which will require a recovery period of three weeks" according to the press release of the federation. It was too much to participate in; the group stage of the World Cup and even hypothetically to a large part of the possible matches to be played; direct elimination in the event of qualification of the Blues. What to ratify in the wake of a package. Karim Benzema is thus deprived; of a second World Cup, he who had not participated in to the 2010 World Cup and the Knysna scandal, had reached the quarter-finals with the Blues in 2014 in Brazil before being dismissed. for Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018.

Asked; in the show Téléfoot, Sunday November 20, Didier Deschamps explained; how Karim Benzema got injured."It wasn't in opposition, it was in the game, he had made games before . Everything was under control, he was taking another step, as was the case with Varane. It wasn't even about an acceleration, a strike.” The coach then added; that injuries could happen in training, that it was not a relapse. “It's a big blow, obviously. Karim had done everything. He was in session and with an almost innocuous gesture… here it is, it's the other leg and in front while it was the ischio on the side. #39;other", detailed Didier Deschamps.

A hasty return; ?

If the medical verdict dismisses the thesis of the relapse of a hamstring injury that Karim Benzema has been dragging for more than a month, he who had hardly any played competitively with his club Real Madrid for more than a month, the injury of the French striker will raise many questions. Was it imperative to accelerate his return for a participation in the first match against? Australia on Tuesday? While the training of the France team on Saturday evening at Doha, at three days of the entry into the running of the Blues on Tuesday against; Australia, was to mark a rise in power with the highly anticipated return of Karim Benzema and Raphaël Varane to the collective training, after several days at the marked gap; through care and exercises aimed at get them back on their feet and reassure them before the first game, so this trial run finally turned. to the catastrophe. According to RMC Sport, the former Lyonnais was not injured; during a shock or contact with a partner, but following a running, immediately feeling "sharp pain" to the left leg.