Publication Date: December 29, 2022 – 17:56

MADRID (AFP) – Actual Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti claimed on Thursday that French striker Karim Benzema has returned to La Liga “with drive and enthusiasm” from his World Cup nightmare.

Ballon d’Or winner Benzema was named to France’s squad for the World Cup in Qatar, however suffered a thigh harm in coaching and was pressured to withdraw earlier than the opening match.

He then introduced his retirement from worldwide soccer after a event during which France completed runners-up to Argentina.

“I do not wish to say something in regards to the choice France made. They stated he could not play within the World Cup. I noticed a person include each motivation and enthusiasm. Spain’s Over 600 video games in 12 seasons within the capital.

“He will likely be an enormous assist in the second half of the season.”

Benzema has been determined to qualify for this yr’s World Cup after failing to be chosen when France grew to become world champions in Russia 4 years in the past.

He was suspended from the French staff for 5 and a half years because of his involvement in a blackmail scandal over a intercourse tape involving former teammate Mathieu Valbuena.

At trial on the case final yr, he was sentenced to at least one yr in suspended jail and fined €75,000 ($79,500).

Benzema scored 37 targets in 97 appearances for France.

Actual Madrid will resume the La Liga season at Actual Valladolid on Friday and a win will see them overtake Barcelona as the highest spot.

By Editor

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