Last Updated: 30/03/20 11:18am
Karim Benzema (left) and Olivier Giroud have not played together for four years
Olivier Giroud been likened to “go-karting” in comparison to “F1” Karim Benzema in an astonishing outburst from the Real Madrid striker.
Benzema has not played for France since before the Euro 2016 tournament, and has even suggested he would be willing to change his allegiance to Algeria, if permitted. Thus, he has been unable to add to his 27 goals in 81 appearances for the country.
In the meantime, Giroud has taken advantage of Benzema’s absence and is France’s third-highest goalscorer, having scored 39 goals in 93 games – a record that has nonetheless failed to impress Benzema.
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Giroud says he is happy at Chelsea but is unsure if his long-term future lies at the club
“You shouldn’t confuse F1 and go karting and that’s me being kind,” Benzema said on a live Instagram video with YouTuber Mohamed Henni. “On to the next topic. I’m not talking about him [Giroud] anymore. I just know that I’m F1.
“He has his career, he does what he wants and scores the goals that he wants to score. He’s in…