Real Madrid star Karim Benzema said he “just told the truth” with his jibe at fellow countryman Olivier Giroud. Real Madrid striker Benzema told that “do not confuse Formula 1 with karting.”
Benzema: “I just told the truth”
Real Madrid star Karim Benzema said he “just told the truth” with his jibe at fellow countryman Olivier Giroud. Real Madrid striker Benzema told that “do not confuse Formula 1 with karting.”Responding live to a question on Instagram about comparisons with Chelsea center-forward Olivier. Giroud filled the void left by the ongoing international exile of Benzema, which dates back to 2015, helping France to the glory of the 2018 World Cup. Benzema on Monday tried to clarify his comments, saying that he also spoke out the strengths of Giroud and adding that the same comparison can be used between himself and ex-Brazilian superstar Ronaldo. However, Benzema doubled down his assessment. Speaking on Instagram, he said: “About Giroud, I just told the truth.
I’m an F1 and Giroud is a Karting
“But we did not remember what I said about him, especially about the fact that he brings to the French team.” We just remembered the moment when I said that I was F1, and he was karting. It is what I think is real, and so it is. “Because now, if you ask me with Ronaldo: R9 is F1, and I’m karting. That’s the way it is. We’re going to move on.” Karim scored 27 goals in 81 international matches for France, while Giroud is third on the all-time list with 39 from 97 games. The Madrid forward dropped out of the picture of the French national team after a dispute with Mathieu Valbuena, where he has been accused of blackmailing his former team-mate.
Before coronavirus postponed goals such as La Liga, Premier League and Euro 2020, Benzema scored 19 goals in all competitions for Madrid in 2019-20. At Chelsea, Giroud has a hard time playing, with Frank Lampard generally preferring younger alternatives in Tammy Abraham and Batshuayi. The 33-year-old specialist found the net three times in 13 appearances in all competitions.