Visiting Clairefontaine this Thursday, Emmanuel Macron spoke on the return to the French team of Karim Benzema.
The President of the Republic was passing through Clairefontaine, in the lair of Blues, this Thursday. The opportunity to share a lunch with Didier Deschamps players. But also to grant an interview to BFM TV, with among the topics addressed the case Benzema. And the least we can say is that Emmanuel Macron approves the choice of the national coach. ” It’s nice “, He breathes spontaneously at the evocation of the return of Merengue under the flags.
” I think Karim Benzema represents something. There were more tense times. But for many French people, he is first and foremost a great football champion and I do not say that only for his Lyon youth. He left for several years in Spain and is followed closely by the fans. I also think it is a model of success for many young people with an immigrant background », Underlines the Head of State.
“An important and symbolic choice”
And to continue as for the scorer of the real Madrid: ” It is one of the models of success. He is a player who has matured, I was very happy to find him. I think the coach made the right choice, for his team and the sport. He also made a choice that is important and symbolic for the nation. It means that when we have differences at a given moment, reasons which make that we do not retain someone, well we can evolve because this person matures, corrects his faults. Karim Benzema has gained in sporting and personal maturity. “
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