After six years, Karim Benzema could not enjoy the time in the jersey of France. The French striker, who played for Real Madrid, missed a penalty against Wales on Wednesday in the first of two warm-up matches before the Euros.
France’s last warm-up match before the Euro was against Bulgaria tomorrow. This time Benzema’s fate was hampered by injury. Benzema was forced to leave the field before the break due to a right knee injury. Olivier Giroud replaced Benzema in the 41st minute.
What a great show Jiru down! Chelsea forward finally scored two goals in France’s 3-0 win. But even after such a performance, Jiru pointed the finger of non-cooperation towards his teammates.
At the end of the match, he said, his teammates did not increase the pass towards him in that way. According to the French media, Killian Mbappe and other players did not pass the pass to him in the match. With just four days to go before the start of the Euros, such allegations are enough to dispel rumors of a split in France.
France’s first goal was scored by Antoine Griezmann with a great bicycle kick in Stade de France. But Killian Mbappe and Karim Benzemara missed one goal after another in the match. Benzema then left the field with a knee injury.
At the beginning, he played for a while with the tape wrapped around his knees. But a few minutes later, he signaled to coach Didier Desam to pick him up. After that, Desam fielded Jiru as a substitute. Rumors of a split in the French team before the Euro.
Jiru got the first goal in the 63rd minute. The next goal was added. But even after getting two goals, this forward seems to be disappointed. His teammates didn’t give him too many balls. “I was in hiding on the field for a long time,” he told the French newspaper Le Kip du Schwab. Because, occasionally I ran for the ball, but the ball didn’t come in front of me. I’m not saying that I can run all the time and take place. But I always try to be an alternative to passing for teammates in the box, to create goal opportunities. Rumors of a split in the French team before the Euro.