One of the worst news before the start of the 2022 World Cup has been Karim Benzema’s injury that will force him to miss the World Cup in Qatar. And although the player made it clear that he is not giving up, sent a heart warming message to the team saying that the best thing to do is to step aside.
France had already been suffering with the absence of important players such as Christopher Nkunku, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, and Presnel Kimpembe, but this day Benzema’s departure was announced, and the player, in one of the best moments of his career, was forced to step aside due to a left thigh injury.
“In my life, I never give up, but tonight I have to think about the team as I always do, so reason tells me to leave my place to someone who can help our team have a great World Cup. Thank you for all your messages of support,” Benzema posted on social media.
The Champions League winner with Real Madrid and the Ballon d’Or winner is one of the most sensitive casualties of the 2022 World Cup, a situation that immediately removes the current champion France from the list of favorites to win the World Cup.
One of the first to react to the player’s injury was France coach Didier Deschamps, who lamented the absence of his star striker but is confident in the team he has.
“I am very sad for Karim, who had made this World Cup an important goal. Despite this new blow, I have full confidence in my group. We will do everything we can to overcome the enormous challenge that awaits us,” said Didier Deschamps.