Deschamps: Benzema not effective

Didier Deschamps has reflected on Karim Benzema’s struggles for consistency with France and Real Madrid in recent months.

The striker recently lost his starting berth with the national team under Deschamps’ command and is facing continued whistles from sections of Madrid’s home support.

“The problem with Benzema is that he has been inefficient for a long time,” Deschamps has reflected this week on Radio Francia Internacional.

“He says that he is not affected, but he gives the impression of a player who is not well.

“We speak of a lack of confidence and sometimes it takes a bit of luck too, because sometimes an opposition goalkeeper will make great saves.

“What differentiates the best attackers from the others is their effectiveness, but even so, they have all been through tough times as well.

“He knows what I expect of him and he realises that he can do more.”

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