Deschamps’ surprising response when asked if Benzema can play in the final


Didier Deschamps, the coach of France, appeared in the press room after the victory against Morocco which qualified them for the final. There, Argentina awaits you. I could play this final Karim Benzema since he was not released despite leaving the concentration. It is well known that the madridista is not a saint of the coach’s devotion, and when asked if he was going to call him to play the final, Deschamps did not answer and moved on to the next question.

The feelings after the victory

“Between emotion and pride. It is one more step, but there is another. We’ve been together for a month, which is never easy, but we’ve settled in happily. What we are now is eagerly awaiting the finale. To be back at this stage is a wonderful thing.”

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“It doesn’t touch now, but when you have to choose between quality players and quality players, what can you complain about?”


“Of course you feel that pride to be here again. It’s very special. It’s happiness for the players who have achieved it.”


“Youth should not be synonymous with lack of experience. They play in big teams and that gives a lot of important games. Aurélien plays at Real Madrid, he has little things to sort out but I’m very calm with him.”

State of Upamecano and Rabiot

“The former was there to play, but there was no reason to take risks in such a demanding game. Adrien fell ill later, the normal thing is that he is also ready for the final”.

Personal challenge in the final

“For me, the important thing is the selection. Of course, it is a pride. What I have is good, but if more happens…”.

Can Benzema play the final?

“I prefer to move on to the next question.”


“It’s not about having an anti-Messi plan. We have already seen Argentina’s potential.


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