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Deschamps provides a ray of hope over Benzema injury

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Ahead of the crucial opening fixture against Germany, France boss Didier Deschamps provided an important update regarding Karim Benzema.

Just as we all thought that France had suffered a serious blow, Didier Deschamps gave an important update regarding Karim Benzema’s injury. The star veteran was forced to leave the pitch on Tuesday night against Bulgaria.

After keeping his patience for six long years, Benzema found himself on Les Bleus roster for the delayed Euro 2020 competition. And experts believe that the Real Madrid striker will act as a major catalyst in his country’s run in the European Championship.

For that reason only, everyone was concerned over the 33-year-old’s setback against Bulgaria. But as Deschamps has cleared some dull air for us, it appears that Benzema will probably see some action against Germany on June 15.

“It’s a knock,” national team boss Didier Deschamps told M6 at half-time. “He took a good hit on the muscle above the knee. And he felt that it was hardening so we took no risk. The medical staff is currently with him.”

However, he added after the match: “He took a knock above the knee. He felt it so you shouldn’t take a risk. That’s why he came off. It’s a knock, there are always worse things in life.”

“The medical staff are of a high level. We will do the right thing and not spend every day wondering how he is doing. It’s hard to digest but you have to deal with it. Today, it’s nothing dramatic.”