France loss to Argentina in the 2022 Qatar World Cup Final game left a ton of reactions between fans, and football legends, one of them was former Germany legend Mesut Ozil.
France’s performance went from zero to one hundred really quickly in the second half of the Qatar 2022 World Cup final match, especially as Kylian Mbappe showed his potential as the next great football legend. However, Argentina eventually won over the Blues in a penalty shootout, and the reactions of the entire football world were not long in coming.
One of them was Mesut Ozil, a 2014 World Cup winner with the German national team and very close to the player who was part of France’s 26-man roster for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Karim Benzema. However, Ozil’s words were not exactly pleasant for the Blues.
Karim Benzema was ruled out due to injury, but for absolutely no reason. In fact, he was fit enough a week later in Madrid to play a friendly with his club just a week before the final match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. However, Didier Deschamps stuck to his decision as he could bring him back for the last game.
Qatar 2022: Mesut Ozil brings up Karim Benzema to France after loss to Argentina
Previously to the game, France’s coach Didier Deschamps was asked about the possibility to bring Karim Benzema again exclusively to play in the World Cup final. However, he opted out on that option, according to what he had and what he wanted. Especially with Olivier Giroud as a good striker.
No Benzy, No Party 🤷🏻♂️🇫🇷🏆
— Mesut Özil (@M10) December 18, 2022
However, after the loss former Real Madrid player and Benzema’s teammate Mesut Ozil didn’t hesitate to post about his thoughts on leaving out the 2022 Ballon D’or winner, and one of the most fittest strikers in the world, right now. In fact, there were some messages on social media about a possible beef between the coach and the player.
Benzema was ruled out one week previous to the game opener at the Qatar 2022 World Cup for France. He traveled back to Madrid, where in one week he was ready to play again. In fact, as Deschamps himself said, he didn’t wanted to replace him, and had to the chance to bring him back to the squad.