Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema is facing a huge fight to get back into the France team just-in-time before the Euro 2016.
He is the latest French star to be caught in a scandal and he faces a ban from the national team as a result. In the past, the French team has suffered as a result of huge indiscipline among names like Patrice Evra, Nicolas Anelka, and Ribery. It has been a major factor in France being unable to dominate international football since winning the World Cup in 1998. For the Euro 2016, there is a great opportunity for the club to become European champions once again.
The last time France had home advantage, they ended up winning the World Cup. Such a similar event would repeat in the summer of 2016, but the team needs the presence of important players like Benzema and Olivier Giroud according to former great David Trezeguet. The former Juventus man played for the national team in a number of major tournaments. Now retired from the game, he has spoken about the need to have some quality of front in order to have any chance of winning the tournament. Trezeguet last played for France in 2008 and he finished with 71 caps.
France won the Euro 2000 with Trezeguet scoring the goal in the final against Italy.”I was the subject of debate, like Olivier Giroud is the subject of debate today. Nothing has changed — from ‘Titi’ [Henry] and me to Benzema and Giroud.Olivier is a classic centre-forward. Karim is too but in a different context, a different system. They’re two solutions that you have to have In 2000, we praised the quality of the French team’s game. But in the final we equalised from a clearance by [goalkeeper] Fabien Barthez, a headed flick-on and Sylvain’s goal,” said Trezeguet.