Sunday, May 28, 2017

Benzema committed an error – Deschamps

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 19 Dec 2015

11 Views

France coach Didier Deschamps said Karim Benzema made a “mistake” over the blackmail scandal that could see him miss out on Euro 2016. 

Real Madrid forward Benzema has been charged with complicity in an attempt to blackmail and participating in a criminal conspiracy as part of an investigation into a sex-tape plot involving France team-mate Mathieu Valbuena.

Benzema was banned indefinitely by the French Football Federation (FFF) on Thursday and pending the results of an investigation could miss out on the European Championship in his home country next year. 

Deschamps admitted the scandal has put him in a difficult position but he stands by the FFF’s decision. 

“Karim Benzema made a mistake, it’s obvious,” Deschamps told French daily Le Parisien.

“He did not realise the situation he was in. [FFF president Noel Le Graet’s decision] is consistent, from an ethical and moral point of view.

“It’s a case that annoys and upsets me, I could have done without it, especially six months from the Euro. I did not see it coming.”

France have been drawn alongside Switzerland, Albania and Romania in Group A of Euro 2016.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshock???cooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsad!?ideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top