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Zidane – Benzema should be called up by France

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has brought up the issue about Karim Benzema's continued absence from the France team ahead of his side's trip to Eibar in the La Liga. Benzema has established himself as one of the best strikers in Europe in a 10-year-spell at the Bernabeu but has not played for his country since 2015. The Frenchman has not kicked a ball for France at international level since his alleged involvement in a plot to blackmail his former team-mate, Mathieu Valbuena. Regardless, Zidane has admitted that Benzema is still eager to represent France, stating that he is the best and deserves a call-up to international duty. "He's always wanted to play for the French side," Zidane told a news conference. "To be honest, I don't know exactly what's going on. MORE LINKS F...