Raymond Domenech has often spoken about Karim Benzema for ten years. Not convinced by the player’s talent when he was coach of the France team, the former defender has changed his mind about Real Madrid center-forward.
” It’s only fools who don’t change their mind“, Says the proverb. This could therefore apply to Raymond Domenech since the latter has reviewed his copy about Karim Benzema. For a long time very critical of the French player, the one who led France to the 2006 World Cup final now appreciates his qualities. For Raymond Domenech, the years have changed KB9. And for the best.
” He believed (…) that he was going to have a career like that and that he could be satisfied with doing little, began Raymond Domenech on Tuesday, in the columns of France Football. Physically, he’s monstrous, but he wasn’t exploiting that potential and just said: ‘I’m here to score, the others just have to do the job’ ”. An attitude that had pushed the former coach to do without the services of Benzema during the 2010 World Cup.
One of the great forwards
But ten years later, it is clear that Domenech has changed his mind: “ He had this intelligence to adapt to the situation and to exploit his potential. I saw him come back little by little. “And for him, being around Cristiano Ronaldo was beneficial to Karim Benzema:” Karim was useful to Ronaldo and the latter improved him. They imbibed each other. Many people rightly think he is one of the great French strikers.”