Actual Madrid’s French ahead Karim Benzema. GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP
Actual Madrid’s Karim Benzema has mocked France striker Olivier Giroud by likening himself to a Components One automotive and Giroud a go-kart.
Benzema has not performed for France since 2015 and watched from afar as Giroud spearheaded the workforce’s World Cup triumph in Russia two years in the past.
With over 500 appearances for Actual Madrid and in his 11th season with the Spanish giants, no questions stay over Benzema’s taking part in abilities.
Requested in regards to the Chelsea ahead throughout a query and reply session on Instagram on Sunday evening, Benzema mentioned: “You possibly can’t confuse a Components One automotive with a go-kart, and I’m being variety. I do know I’m a Components One automotive…
“It really works as a result of he’s there, that’s it. It’s not going to be spectacular. (Antoine) Griezmann and (Kylian) Mbappe get seen extra whereas he rolls his sleeves up and does the soiled work.
“However does everybody like his recreation? I don’t know.”
Throughout the 2016 and 2017 seasons forward of up Russia 2018, Giroud scored 16 objectives for France in 24 video games.
He additionally performed each match on the World Cup and though he failed to seek out the goal in Russia, his workforce got here dwelling with the trophy.
France coach Didier Deschamps has sidelined Benzema since a authorized case in 2015.
The case involving Benzema allegedly making an attempt to facilitate a scheme to blackmail fellow France worldwide Mathieu Valbuena over a compromising non-public movie on a stolen cell phone.
The investigation is ongoing and Benzema is now ready to listen to if he’ll face a prison trial.
Benzema has scored 19 objectives in 32 appearances for Actual Madrid this season whereas Giroud has largely been a back-up participant for Chelsea, regardless of an honest run of type in February.