Benzema ponders goalless run for France
PARIS (AFP) –
France striker Karim Benzema on Tuesday pondered his recent barren run in front of goal for France as Les Bleus prepare to face Georgia and Spain in crucial World Cup qualifiers.
The Real Madrid striker – 15 goals in 55 appearances – has not netted for his country since a June friendly success over Estonia and did not find the net at Euro 2012.
On Tuesday he told Radio Monte Carlo: “I try out there but I can’t do it all on my own. I can’t get the ball and dribble past eight defenders. People talk about the amount of goals I have scored as it is a while since I scored for Les Bleus.
“I have provided some assists but have the impression that counts for nothing.
“People say I don’t score – but I create space, I set things up with passes. But all that is not important.
“We now face two very important matches and I feel great. I am going to have a great match with the French team and we’ll talk again after the games.
“We have a good team but we don’t score enough. We win and that’s good but it would be better if we scored more. Maybe we have to take more risks,” the 25-year-old said.