- Antoine Griezmann seems not to find Benzema’s jibe at Giroud funny
- The Real Madrid forward had made an attempt to compare himself and the Chelsea forward
- Griezmann subtly reminded Benzema that Giroud was a World Cup winner
Antoine Griezmann rose up to the defense of his team-mate at the national team Olivier Giroud after Karim Benzema's petty 'go-kart' jibe, Daily Mail reports.
The Frenchman sprung to defend Giroud when he stylishly trolled the Real Madrid forward that the Chelsea striker is indeed a World Cup winner.
Benzema took a swipe on Giroud when he used a motor racing analogy to describe the perceived difference in quality between himself and Giroud, who replaced him in the France team.
In a live video on Instagram, Benzema told Giroud not to confuse Formula One with go karting.
“You don't confuse Formula One with go karting. And I'm being kind. Next… and I know I'm F1,” Benzema said.
“But we didn't remember what I said about him, especially about what he brings to the French national team. We just remembered the moment when I said I was F1 and he was karting.
“That's what I think, that's the truth, and that's how it is.”
However, in his reaction, Griezmann who played alongside both players subtly pointed out to Benzema that Giroud once won the World Cup.
“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.'
Recall that Benzema was exiled from the France national football team after he was accused of a s*x tape scandal by former team-mate Mathieu Valbuena.
However, despite starting all the seven matches for France at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Giroud failed to score a goal at the competition, he was instrumental to the team that were eventually crowned champions at the tournament.
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Giroud has do far scored 39 goals in 97 appearances for Les Blues, while Benzema had 27 in 81 matches before he was ordered to leave.
Legit.ng earlier reported Chelsea have reportedly concluded plans to ditch the trio of Olivier Giroud, Willian, and Pedro at the end of the ongoing season.
The Blues manager Frank Lampard has shown that the senior players are not part of his future plans after failing to give them a contract extension.
SunSport reports that the three players can sign a pre-agreement with other clubs as their deals with the London club expires in June.
This also means that the Stamford Bridge outfit will allow their players to leave for free once this term wraps up.
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