Benzema explains giving penalty away to Mbappe in France latest match

09 Oct 2021

During the Nations League semi-final against Belgium, Karim Benzema let Kylian Mbappe take the penalty for France despite being a bigger authority on the team. Here’s how he explained it.

“We are players who all take penalties, I wanted him to take it, I wanted him to score. After what happened at the Euros, it is erased. On the pitch I try to help and make my teammates better, every time,” the Real Madrid striker said, as quoted by ESPN FC.

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