Didier Deschamps discusses Karim Benzema replacement plans with the star striker ruled out of the World Cup
Due to the withdrawal of Karim Benzema from the World Cup, France, the defending champions, will have to defend their championship without the Real Madrid forward in Qatar.
According to recent reports, Karim Benzema’s fitness was a concern for France’s medical personnel prior to his World Cup withdrawal.
Since October 19, Benzema has struggled with a thigh issue, playing less than 30 minutes of football. On Saturday, Benzema was declared out for the season.
Benzema is not the only celebrity who is unable to represent his country.
For Deschamps’ team, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, and Senegal attacker and Ballon d’Or runner-up Sadio Mane will also be missing.
Then there was talk about whether Deschamps would call up a replacement, with Martial being one of three names that were mentioned.
On Sunday, a reporter questioned Deschamps, “Will Karim Benzema be replaced?” “No,” the French president retorted.
Didier Deschamps, the manager of France, has shattered Anthony Martial’s hopes of receiving a last-minute call-up for the World Cup.
Karim Benzema, who has been ruled out of the tournament in Qatar, was expected to be replaced by the Manchester United striker.
Benzema announced on Instagram that his competition was over before it ever started due to a thigh issue.
Despite having the option to increase their squad size to 26, France will instead field a 25-man group.
Benzema is the most well-known player to withdraw from the event for the two-time champions. N’Golo Kante of Chelsea and Paul Pogba, a former United player, are also out because of injuries.
Martial has only made seven appearances for United this season, but he has already scored four goals, which is outstanding. Tuesday’s opening match for France is against Australia.
According to GFFN, Deschamps has now discussed how he will use Mbappe without Benzema available to play with him on the field.
Giroud will be able to dive a little deeper and run into space since he is more of an attacking focal point rather than being charged with holding up the ball.
Although Mbappe would be given defensive responsibilities, they would not be the same as those of his teammates.
Instead, the 23-year-old would be encouraged to maintain his concentration on attacking and use his direct style to harm opponents, according to France manager Didier Deschamps.
Mbappe plays a different position at the club level for PSG, where he serves as the center of the attack with no other players moving farther forward in the assault.