Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has fired back at the president of the French Football Federation Noel Le Graet after claims were made that the attacker is in poor shape.
Speaking to Ouest-France as quoted by Marca, Le Graet took aim at Benzema's fitness and all but confirmed the forward would not play for Les Bleus again.
"I think the 'bleus' are over for him, and he's in the worst shape for a while now.
He posted: "Mr. Le Graet, I ask you to forget about me and leave me alone, please.
Monsieur Le Graët, je vous demande de m’oublier et de me laisser tranquille svp. La France est championne du monde et là est l’essentiel, le reste n’est que futilité. Merci. #LeGraet #CaSuffit #GiveMeABreak— Karim Benzema (@Benzema) October 10, 2018