France manager Didier Deschamps commented on Karim Benzema's injury. He confirmed that he will not call up anyone afterwards, and explained the reasons for his decision; "Because I decided, simply." - Deschamps said, as quoted by eurosport.com The coach of France is not happy about such things, but he will have to come to terms with it, and prepare the team in the best way.
"It's never fun, it doesn't make you smile. We had already lost Christopher and everyone was very sad. This is Karim. But we have a goal and the group knows very well what awaits us with a game on Tuesday.
"Everything was under control, he was going one step further as was the case with [Raphael] Varane,"
"In training, getting injured can unfortunately happen.
It's never the right time." He believes in the team. "There is a quality group. In everything they do, on and off the pitch, united. I have confidence in them. We will do everything in this first match."
Antoine Griezzman, Benzema's colleague, commented on his teammate's injury.
"I saw him after training to find out how he felt. Seeing his face was not a good sign. Afterwards, on the same bus, he was sad.
"As the coach said, it's a blow. But it is also important for us not to give up, to continue working.
We have a World Cup to play, [and we have to] think about the first match against Australia." Griezmann spoke about the role of 'leader' "I'm not a leader who talks a lot in the locker room. I'm more a leader in actions, on the pitch.
So I'm not going to confuse the two. I'm going to do what I know how to do better, that's the only way I can help the team as much as possible. There are others who are leaders in speech and they do it very well in the locker room."