Karim Benzema not expecting France recall

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    Benzema not expecting France chance with Deschamps

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema compared himself with Cristiano Ronaldo, noting that the Portuguese footballer is more selfish, reported Marca. "As long as Didier Deschamps is coach I will have no chance of returning to the French team".

The 81-time capped global generally ignores such insults and gets on with his work, but, speaking in an interview with Canal Plus France today, Benzema revealed that one instance of criticism aimed in his direction during his early years at the Bernabeu left him with no choice but to speak up.

"At Real, I score, but when the guy who is next to you scores 50 per season (you can not do much)".

"He impresses because he is young", Benzema said of the Paris Saint-Germain striker. "He is someone I respect, but he turned his back on me, it's hurtful".

"Everybody has gotten involved and we have forgotten football".

"I focus on the football".

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29-year-old Benzema has scored 183 goals for Real Madrid in 377 games, and his near-one goal in two record is something many players can only dream of.

Whether Liverpool's hierarchy actually heed the call and take action against Owen remains to be seen, although if the discontent at his employment by the club continues to grow, they may be left with no choice but to part ways with him.

"If I don't touch the ball, but I score in the 90th minute, I'm disgusted".

Ronaldo and Benzema have one each and trail Bale despite him being out since the middle of September with Real Madrid already eight points behind Barcelona in the title race. He's more egotistical than me, but that's normal. And it doesn't bother me.

Benzema also gave his opinion on the current situation of his former Lyon teammate Hatem Ben Arfa, who appears to have no future with PSG after being frozen out under Unai Emery. "That is not a political answer", he said. "I don't need to see what he does with France, only what he does in the Champions League". It is a bit of a mess for him. "Perhaps he is not motivated the same way that he was two years ago".

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