Antoine Griezmann weighs in on Giroud-Benzema row. The Barcelona star offered his opinion in the spat between his compatriots.
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema courted controversy after making a comparison between him and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud. Benzema was asked on Sunday what the difference between him and Giroud was.
“You don’t compare Formula 1 with karting, and I am being nice,” Benzema said rather bluntly on Instagram Live.
Asked about Benzema comparing him to a ‘go-kart’, Giroud told Befoot:
‘What am I, a go-kart?’ ‘A world champion go-kart,’ referring to France’s 2018 world cup win of which he was a part of.
His strike partner in the national team, Antoine Griezmann was asked to speak up on the row between his compatriots and while he chose to keep much of his opinions to himself, the Barcelona man made it pretty clear, on whose side he was.
Antoine Griezmann weighs in on Giroud-Benzema row
“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.”
Benzema has since said that his comments were taken out of context. However, he insists that what he said was simply the truth.
‘Some people only took away things about Giroud and Formula 1, but they didn’t remark what I said about what he’d brought to the French national team,’ Benzema said.
‘They only focused on that, on what I said about Formula 1 and go-karting, but it’s what I think and it’s the truth.
‘Look, if I was asked about R9 [Ronaldo], then he would be the Formula 1 and I would be the go-kart. Short and simple.’
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