One time France international, Djibril Cisse does not care about the ethics surrounding Benzema’s off-pitch controversies, stating it is important he plays at the Euro 2016.
Benzema is at the centre of a blackmail scandal, that involves his teammate Matthieu Valbuena, but Cisse feels the Real Madrid man’s participation at the summer showpiece event is imperative.
“The ethical problem? I don’t care!” Cisse told Public. “The issue isn’t resolved but it would be a bad idea to not bring Benzema.
“He walks on water on the field and Les Bleus need him.”
Regarding his own future, the veteran hitman has been without a club since 2015, though refused to rule out a return to the game.
“There is a chance I could play again,” he added. “The club of my heart has always been Marseille, but at 35 [sic] I don’t think I’m in their plans.”