What did France manager Didier Deschamps say? After being asked about the recall of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema recovered from injury and completed full training, returned to the field for the World Cup final.
Didier Deschamps declined to answer questions about Karim Benzema’s possible return to the France squadin time for the UFABET World Cup final against Argentina This Sunday. Les Bleus reached the final for the second time in a row. It is the first team since Brazil in 1962 to set this record. After winning 2-0 over Morocco last night.
Theo Hernandez gave the defending champions the lead in the fifth minute, but they didn’t finish the game until the 79th minute, when substitute Randall Colo Mouane rolled into range. Olivier Giroud hada fine tournament with four goals, but against Morocco he missed a couple of chances that would shut out his team in the first half. He was substituted after 65 minutes and replaced by Marcus Thuram, who helped energize France on the left flank.
Meanwhile, Benzema had to leave Qatar before the tournament started through injury. But Deschamps has not called a replacement in the squad as of now. It appears he is back in full training with Real Madrid. In theory, nothing will stop the current Ballon d’Or holder from rejoining the French national team ahead of their clash with Argentina in 2019. On Sunday , some fans would have liked to see him replace Giroud in the starting 11, but Deschamps didn’t take it seriously when similar rumors surfaced earlier in the tournament. t And he declined to fuel rumors when asked about the possibility of Benzema returning after the win over Morocco.
When asked if the Real Madrid forward could return to Qatar and play in the final , Deschamps bluntly replied in his post-match press conference: “I don’t really want to answer this question. Better go to the next question. I’m sorry.” Deschamps was also asked about Benzema during the group stage two weeks ago. The person replied at that time that “I’m not sure [what to say], that’s not what I’m thinking. You seem to know a lot about that situation. But I didn’t keep track of what anyone said ′ ′ I spoke to Karim after he left. And you guys know the situation. And we’ve heard how long it takes for him to recover ′′ So I really don’t know. What are you trying to convey? I have 24 players in my team and I am happy with the team I have.“Some of the players are out, [Presnel] Kimpembe and Paul Pogba are out as well. And of course I talked to them ′′ But it’s up to you if you want to guess and imagine the situation. But that’s not my focus right now.
However, before Muani came off the bench to score the second goal for France , with more than 10 minutes left, Morocco still had a chance to equalize at any time. Deschamps ‘ decision to bring in Muani as a replacement for Ousmane Dembele was controversial as the 54-year-old left talented Kingsley Coman stranded on the bench. It marked a change of pace for the Frenchman, who had called upon the 26-year-old in every of his five previous games at the tournament, however , it took Deschamps just 44 seconds to prove he was right. Only when Muani scores on his first touch.
But before he could celebrate the end of time with his players on the field , Deschamps needed to take on the role of mediator when A visibly disappointed Goman approaches his manager. And while the conversation between the two wasn’t as intense as it was. But the Bayern Munich star’s disappointment is clear. Coman’s reaction clearly explains why France came so close to making World Cup history this weekend. Victory against Argentina will make the reigning champions the first nation since Brazil in 1962 to defend their title.