Karim Benzema played a key role in the triumph of the Nations League in France.© AFP
Didier Deschamps praised Karim Benzema after the former exile played an important role in France Nations League triumph. Benzema scored France’s equalizer in a 2-1 win over Spain that handed the trophy to the world champions, and Deschamps was delighted with his striker. “Karim is a crucial player and he has proven over two games that he has very clear talent; it is there for all to see,” Deschamps told reporters.
“He has improved in different areas, he is clinical, he plays his role in the build-up.”
Real Madrid forward Benzema has been banned from the national team for more than five years, but was recalled by Deschamps before Euro 2020.
He excels in the Nations League Final Four in Italy, pulls back a goal with France two in their 3-2 win over Belgium and makes the scores on Sunday night with a lush curling shot just after Mikel Oyarzabal led Spain. .
“From a personal perspective, he is no longer the same person, he is an adult. He has been at the highest level for some time and I am delighted that he was able to celebrate with France tonight.”
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