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Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been involved with a war of words with fellow Frenchman Olivier Giroud, after implying the Chelsea striker who replaced him in the France national team is an inferior player.
Benzema hasn’t played for France since 2015 when France manager Didier Deschamps selected Giroud instead of the Real Madrid forward.
Benzema likened himself to an F1 car and compared Giroud with a go kart.
“This won’t take long,” Benzema told French actor and comedian Thomas N’Gijol in an Instagram live video.
“You don’t confuse F1 with go karting. And I’m being kind. Next… and I know i’m F1.”
Antoine Griezmann has now defended Olivier Giroud after Karim Benzema branded the Chelsea striker a ‘go-kart’ player.
“I can’t answer all that, that could get me into trouble,” Griezmann said on Twitch.
“I love Olivier Giroud, he’s a good player and he helped us win the World Cup. And that’s important in life.”