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Griezmann backs Benzema to open Euro 2020 goalscoring account soon

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The Real Madrid talisman has found it hard to replicate his club form at the international stage so far.

“The water will start flowing” for Karim Benzema as soon as he opens his goalscoring account in Euro 2020, says Antoine Griezmann.

Benzema’s six-year-long exile for France finally ended this summer as he received a call-up by Didier Deschamps for the European Championship.

The striker rejoined the national squad on the back of a productive season, having scored 30 goals in 46 games for Real Madrid in 2020/21.

However, he is struggling to get the goals while on international duty as he has failed to find the back of the net in four for Les Bleus since rejoining the team.

“I think each attacker wants to score the first goal and the quicker he does that, the better it is for everybody,” said Griezmann, per Goal. “As soon as Karim gets one in the net, that will help him.

“We just need to be patient and remain confident.

“I think he wants to score just like Kylian and just like me, when you’re a striker you need to score to be able to play. He helps a lot in the attack and as soon as he does score, the water will start flowing.

“We all support him and have confidence in him, the staff and players alike want him to be in the best position possible. We hope his goal comes quickly but we have to be patient.

“He’s had some great opportunities so I’m sure he will be scoring soon. He has had some opportunities so the goal will come.”