Karim Benzema to Noel Le Graet: ‘I ask you to forget about me and leave me alone’

First Published 11, Oct 2018, 3:54 PM IST
Karim Benzemz to Noel Le Graet: 'I ask you to forget about me and leave me alone'
Highlights

The Real Madrid striker tweeted in French, which translated to English, reads, “Mr. Graët, I ask you to forget me and leave me alone please. France is champion of the world and there is the essential, the rest is futility. Thank you. # LeGraet  # CaSuffit  # GiveMeABreak (sic).”

Paris: Karim Benzema, on Wednesday, slammed the French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet and asked to “forget” him.

The Real Madrid striker tweeted in French, which translated to English, reads, “Mr. Graët, I ask you to forget me and leave me alone please. France is champion of the world and there is the essential, the rest is futility. Thank you. # LeGraet  # CaSuffit  # GiveMeABreak (sic).”

Le Graet had said that Benzema’s era in the French national football team was over. In an interview with a French newspaper, he said that Benzema’s time “was over”.

Despite not getting selected for the World Cup 2018 in Russia, Benzema treasures 21 goals and 81 caps for France. He is being disregarded due to his alleged role in the blackmail of fellow international Mathieu Valbuena. Benzema has not played for France since 2015.

“I have nothing against Karim,” said Le Graet. “He has always carried himself well in the French team, but I think Les Bleus are over for him, especially since he may be less fit than before.”

Benzema is awaiting the verdict from a Paris court with regard to his case of the long-running Valbuena “sex-tape” affair.

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