Present this Thursday in front of the media, Aurélien Tchouaméni gave news of his Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema.
The striker of the France team did not participate in the entirety of the session of the day, and this while looming the first match of the Tricolores at the 2022 World Cup against Australia, next Tuesday in the group D. Enough to relaunch the debate on the physical condition of the former Lyonnais. In a press conference, the young Merengue midfielder defended himself and tried to reassure.
“He’s the best player in the world, he’s a top player. He has shown for years now that he is part of the elite of football. So it’s a pleasure to play with him every day. After the reviews, I think he’s a great player. He is used to being criticized on certain points. What is certain is that it does not affect him at all. If he hasn’t been able to play lately, it’s because he wasn’t at 100%. And I think that, whether it’s at the club, in Madrid, or even in the France team, everyone respects that. We hope he will be operational for the first game. Worried ? No, not at all, he is very serene, he has a lot of experience so he knows his body. If he did not play the last matches, it was because he did not consider himself able to help the team as much as possible. Worry? No, he knows very well that it will be fine. When he is ready, he can help the team.”