Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema criticises Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has criticised Chelsea attacker Olivier Giroud on Instagram Live on Sunday night.
Benzema laid into Giroud using racing car imagery, saying:
You don’t confuse Formula 1 with karting, and I am being nice. Next… I know that I am Formula 1.
He has his career, he does what he wants, scores the goals he wants. He is in his lane, I am in my lane, I don’t think about him.
Aside from that, his style of play suits the French national team well. It works because he is there, that is the only reason.
He is good because there are players like (Kylian) Mbappé or (Antoine) Griezmann who are fast and who play in the channels and pivot around the centre-forward.
Him, up top, he weighs on defences, which allows the two others to move a lot and show a lot. He blocks and it works. It won’t be spectacular, he won’t do something amazing, but he has his thing…
Aside from that, does everyone like how he plays? I don’t know. But it works well for the French national team.
MDRRRRR Benzema qui compare Giroud au Karting 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/Rmbp8v8KO3
— . (@mtjtz) March 29, 2020
Stats: Benzema vs Giroud
Olivier Giroud has played 97 times for the French national team.
The Chelsea striker has won the World Cup once in 2018.
Giroud has scored 39 goals for his country, leaving him with a 0.4 goals per game ratio.
Meanwhile, Benzema played 81 games for Les Bleus.
The Real Madrid forward bagged 27 goals for France, leaving him with a 0.33 goals per game ratio.
Benzema never won a trophy with the national team.
When was Benzema’s last match for France?
Karim Benzema has not played for France since 2015.
He was frozen out of the national team after his involvement in a blackmail case centred around footballer Mathieu Valbuena.