Benzema nominated for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2021

The Frenchman features amongst the 11-man shortlist and the winner is to be revealed on 17 January 2022.

Karim Benzema has been named as one of the candidates to lift The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2021. A panel of FIFA experts included the striker in the 11-strong shortlist for the prize, with the winner set to be announced on 17 January 2022 in an online award ceremony.

The winner will be selected on the basis of a public vote run on that will remain open until 10 December. Taking their place alongside Benzema are: Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin De Bruyne, Erling Haaland, Jorginho, N’Golo Kanté, Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Mohamed Salah and Robert Lewandowski.

Mbappe Says He Is Considering Retirement From France National Team, Discloses Heartbreaking Reason

  • Kylian Mbappe at the age of 22 could be taking a break from the French national team due to some pressure
  • The Paris Saint-Germain striker explained that he is being targeted as the problem in the national team
  • Mbappe has been playing for the national team since 2017 and has featured in 49 games netting 17 goals

Kylian Mbappe who plays as a striker for Paris Saint-Germain has explained that he is currently considering quitting the French national team claiming that some people feel he is the problem.

During the EURO 2020, Kylian Mbappe endured a disappointing campaign with France as he missed the decisive penalty kick against Switzerland in the round of 16 which sent his nation out of the tournament. Former Chelsea star Olivier Giroud claimed that some players were not passing to him on the pitch and Kylian Mbappe was livid with his statement.

The World Cup winner even wanted to express himself in a press conference before being convinced not to go against his national teammate. Download Sradio 5 news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with all major Ghana news There were reports that Kylian Mbappe’s ego is causing problems in the French national team and the 22-year-old has addressed the topic according to the report on Sportbible.

Kylian Mbappe’s reaction

“I have always placed the French national team above everything and I will always put it above everything.

“I have never taken a single Euro to play for the French national team and I will always play for my national team for free. Above all, I never wanted to be problem.

“But from the moment where I felt like that I was starting to become a problem and that people felt I was a problem. The most important thing is the French national team and if the French national team is happier without me, it is like that.”

Kylian Mbappe discloses he wanted to leave Paris Saint-Germain

Earlier, had reported how Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain disclosed that he actually told the club’s chiefs that he wanted to leave in July after being seriously linked with move to Spanish giants Real Madrid. The France international is currently spending his fourth season at Paris Saint-Germain and he is one of the most reliable players at PSG at the moment.

Before the summer transfer window closed, Real Madrid were said to have made some offers in their efforts to sign Kylian Mbappe which Paris Saint-Germain turned down.

Kylian Mbappe has explained that all reports that he turned down down offers of new deal from PSG eggheads are false.