Football: what relationship between Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappé in the French team?

The attackers of the French team Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappé, during a match against Kazakhstan, November 13, 2021 at the Parc des Princes. (©AFP/Archive/FRANCK FIFE)

Just crowned European champion with Real Madrid, Karim Benzema joins Clairefontaine, the French team and his compatriot Kylian Mbappe this Monday, May 30, in a reunion that was necessarily highly commented after the Bondynois’ choice to stay with Paris SG despite the call of the Madrid player’s foot.

In the evening after the celebration, this Sunday, May 29, expects his fifth coronation in C1 in Madrid, “KB9” should be warmly welcomed by his partners of the French team, which has gathered since Saturday at the Yvelines training center for the League of Nations.

What relationship between the two attackers?

Upon his arrival at the castle, the Madrid striker will undoubtedly also receive an explanation from Mbappé, with whom he forms a devastating duo with the Blues this season.

Because “Kyky”‘s decision to extend Real’s advances to PSG until 2025, after long hesitations, has once again shuffled the cards of a relationship that has been in good shape so far.

The Madrid player, like several of his Madrid teammates, responded to the “non-transfer of the century” by recalling his attachment to Real and posting on Instagram a photo of his finger pointing in the direction of his team’s logo points.

A second image, much more commented on, showed the late rapper Tupac Shakur with one of his friends suspected of being linked to his murder… Enough for the Spanish press to see it as a spade addressed to the Parisian for alleged treason.

Attackers Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappé in round 16 first leg of the Champions League, February 15, 2022 in the Parc des Princes.
Attackers Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappé in round 16 first leg of the Champions League, February 15, 2022 in the Parc des Princes. (©AFP/FRANCK FIFE)

“I’ll explain it to him”

“Obviously, when we see each other, we’ll discuss it. He’s going to ask me why, and I’ll explain it to him. I know he wanted me to come“I will explain to him the why and the how,” Mbappé assured in an interview with various media, including theAFP on May 23, acknowledging that he “hadn’t exchanged” with Benzema about his future.

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People said to themselves that we were talking about Real in the selection, but no, we were only talking about dinner.

Kylian MbappePSG and France striker

Benzema also played the reconciliation card with his accomplice in the Blues’ attack, on Sunday’s show Telefoot.

“I wish he could fulfill his dream to play at Real Madrid, to be together. He chose PSG, we must respect”, assured the Blues N.19, confirming that he will “have a lot of fun” playing with Mbappé in the roster.

We are good friends, it does not affect our relationship.

Karim BenzemaReal Madrid and France striker

14 goals between them

The two strong men of the tricolor attack will therefore have to settle for an association that will be limited in the coming months to the rare international meetings, under the watchful eye of coach Didier Deschamps, for whom” the most important thing is the unity of the group

“From my position as a coach, I have the players live and I know what is going on from A to Z,” assured the Basque technician.

From any situation we can all draw conclusions that should not be so, because in most cases it is more often an awkwardness, a misunderstanding or an interpretation that does not correspond to reality.

Didier DeschampsCoach of the French National Team

Although Mbappé was seen by a source close to the French group as “a facilitator” of Benzema’s return to the roster after a five-year absence last year, the June rally, with four games on the schedule, will allow for once again measure the footballing complementarity of the two men.

because with 14 goals between them out of 26 of the Blues this seasonBenzema and Mbappe seem indispensable on the way to the World Cup in Qatar.

Source: © 2022 AFP

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