Speaking on TF1 following his EURO 2020 squad announcement, Didier Deschamps discussed the decision to recall Karim Benzema.
“We met, we spoke at length, I then thought very hard and came to make this decision. I needed this chat, he needed this chat. I don’t want to make this a specific case. As national team boss, I have always look beyond my personal case. My responsibility is important, but it is bigger than me.”
On if Olivier Giroud’s position is under threat:
Not necessarily, there is always competition. They were in the squad together for 3 years.
On if he is concerned about Karim Benzema striking up chemistry in such a short space of time with the other attackers:
With quality, intelligence and talent you can go far.