57% of the French public are positive about the return of Karim Benzema for the national team for EURO 2020, according to a new RTL/Odoxa survey.
72% of 18-24-year-olds are positive about the decision, and 68% of self-described football fans feel the same way.
65% of the French public believe that France will be a better team with Karim Benzema, 77% of self-described football fans feel the same way.
Per previous data, only 30% of the French public felt positively about Benzema being in the national team in April 2016, only 25% of football fans felt the same way at the same time.
When asked about the image that Benzema’s return for France gives the team however, both the French public and football fans as of May 2021 felt less positive about that – only 60% of football fans felt that the Real Madrid man improves the image and only 54% of fans feel that his return is a good thing for the atmosphere inside the squad.