Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has publicly asked French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet to “forget” and “leave me alone” after his recent comments to Ouest-France.
Le Graet, 76, suggested in his interview that the Real Madrid attacker’s international career is over due to a loss of form.
“I have nothing against Karim,” said Le Graet. “He has always behaved well when with the team. However, I think that it is over with Les Bleus for him — particularly since he has been declining in form for some time.”
Karim Benzema did not take long to respond to Le Graet’s words and took to Twitter to ask to be left in peace.
“Mr. Le Graet, I ask that you forget me and please leave me alone,” the former Lyon man wrote. “France are world champions and that is the essential, the rest is futile. Thank you.” #LeGraet #ThatIsEnough #GiveMeABreak
Benzema has 27 goals from 81 appearances with Les Bleus but has not featured since scoring two goals in a 4-0 friendly win over Armenia in Nice back in October of 2015.