Real Madrid: 3 ways Karim Benzema’s return will help France

France, Karim Benzema (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid, Karim Benzema (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Karim Benzema (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /

Karim Benzema knows how to bring the best out of players around him

Throughout his career at Real Madrid, Karim Benzema has played alongside a lot of world-class players. Being a world-class player himself, Benzema has played beside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria, Eden Hazard, and Mesut Ozil. And he never faced any problem while playing with them, because he adapted well to the players around him, and also tried to bring the best out of them at the same time.

Benzema is a team player, who knows that the requirements of the team are more important than anything else. He knows how to play by the situation of the game and the players of the game. And his fantastic attacking partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo is enough to prove how he can bring the best out of his teammates around him.

This is something players like Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, and Ousmane Dembele will love because they are world-class professionals who can thrive in the presence of someone who can feed them with the ball in the final third, and at the same time get onto the end of the chances they would create.

A complete footballer like Benzema, who claims himself to be No.9 with the soul of a No.10., is the perfect player for situations like those, because it’s a part of his natural gameplay. His link-up play is second to no other striker, and it will be extremely useful. He knows when to drop deep and help his team bring the ball out of the middle, when to make a run into the box for a cross and when to release the winger alongside him with a killer pass.

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Considering all these factors, it’s pretty easy to say that France is going to benefit a lot from Benzema’s selection, which further strengthens their case as a favorite in the UEFA EURO next month. They might be in a group of death alongside Portugal, Germany, and Hungary in Group F, but given the quality in their ranks, it might be a breeze for them to qualify for the knockouts and even qualify for the final in that case, as they did in the previous edition of the competition in 2016, and in the FIFA World Cup of 2018, where they won the title.