The French coach, Didier Deschamps, assured this Saturday that he continues without forgiving Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema after he accused him of racism five years ago. “I can’t forget it. When it’s something about my choices as a coach, the tactics or the technical aspect, it has a place and it doesn’t matter to me. The other is out of line, affects my name and my family“, he said on RTL station. The forward’s statement came after being left out of those summoned for the 2016 Eurocup:”Deschamps has succumbed to pressure from a racist part of France“, then the player pointed out.
Benzema has not been called up to the national team since October 2015, after being charged by a alleged blackmail, with a video of sexual content, to his partner in the Bleus Mathieu Valbuena. With his criticism before the European Championship, the forward hinted that the coach had given up on including him in the team because of its Algerian origins. “Certain statements lead to verbal or physical aggression. I suffer the consequences. We cannot forget it. I can’t forget it and I will never forget it“, concluded the technician this Saturday in the gala transmitter.
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