France fans want Karim Benzema recall for Euro 2020

France fans want Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema to be included in their Euro 2020 squad this summer according to a poll from L’Equipe.

Benzema has been exiled from the Les Bleus panel since 2015 with boss Didier Deschamps insisting the situation has not changed regarding the 33-year old’s international future.

However, his consistency for Real Madrid in recent seasons has changed opinions in the French fan base on whether to bring him back into the fold, with the majority now apparently in favour of a recall for this summer’s rescheduled competition.

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema

According to the online poll, Benzema was selected as the sixth most wanted striker, with 41%, behind leader Antoine Griezmann (97%) and Kylian Mbappe, Kingsley Coman, Ousmane Dembele and Olivier Giroud.

His ranking puts him ahead of Atletico Madrid star Thomas Lemar and Manchester United forward Anthony Martial in the fans pecking order.

Benzema’s Los Blancos teammate Raphael Varane was the most sought after central defender, with 96% of the defensive vote, with Ferland Mendy in fifth place.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Hermann Andre says:

    KB should return to the France national team… It is time to be serious now..
    His scoring record speak for itself and all other considerations should be put aside. He has been punished enough (5 years) The manager should calm down and put his ego on pause.. The matter is serious as France need could results.
    KB will deliver, so let’s bring him back

    1. Dillon Dawes says:

      i totally agree KB has served his time. I think his sentance should end now

  2. Dillon Dawes says:

    I am a Jamaican who is a great fan of the French team and i think the exile of star striker KB has been long passed its sanctioned time so i am calling on coach Dechamps to help the hurting fans and to gather, maximize and execute the good form of KB now. France will do great at Euro with KB included.

  3. Ibrahim Samuel Kamara says:

    I am a Sierra Leonean, a staunch fan of the France national team. If France want to do well in EURO 2020, the Coach should include KB in the squad. KB is better than all France main striker for now.

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