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Karim Benzema Responds to Francois Hollande Criticism

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Karim Benzema Responds to French president Francois Hollande Criticism

Madrid, Spain – France and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has responded to criticism from French president Francois Hollande by saying that “my parents brought me up very well,” Le Parisien reported.

Benzema didn’t shirk from answering a question concerning quotes aimed directly at him in François Hollande‘s controversal new book, Un Président ne devrait dire ça (A President Should Not Say that), which was published last week in France. In his book, Hollande writes that Benzema “is not an example of morality” and adds that modern-day footballers in general, “have gone from being badly educated kids to rich stars”.

The 28-year-old is embroiled in a case of alleged extortion against former international team-mate Mathieu Valbuena.

“What do you want me to say to you?” Benzema told Le Parisien.

“That I am not a good example? I play football, I entertain the fans and I was brought up well by my parents.”

Asked if he wanted to get back playing for his country soon, Benzema replied that he was hopeful of a recall but “not anxious” about the situation.

“We will see,” he continued.

“There is no need to talk about this all the time. I must play well for my club. I hope to get the call from the national team, but I am not anxious about it. It is important for me to return, but that’s all.”