In a new book entitled ‘Un president ne devrait pas dire ca..’, France president, Francois Hollande states that french footballers need gym class for brains and has heavily criticised Benzema as someone who is not an example of morality.
Benzema was in an investigation following a sex tape scandal involving his France teammate, Valbuena in which Benzema was accused of blackmailing him for money. In 2014, he was involved in an underage prostitution but saw his case being acquitted.
“What do you want me to say to you? That I am not a good example? I play football, I entertain the fans and I was brought up well by my parents.” Benzema said.
The Real Madrid striker was also asked if wanted to return to play for the France national team.
“We will see. There is no need to talk about this all the time, I must play well for my club. I hope to get the call from the national team, but I am not anxious about it. It is important for me to return, but thats all.”
Benzema was cleared off by the France FA to return to the national team however Didier Deschamps has yet to select him for any international matches claiming that it is still not the right time and he does not want any trouble.