France and Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has given backing to the idea that Karim Benzema will one day return to the France squad, despite the controversy surrounding him with the national team.
The four time Champions League winner hasn’t represented his country since November 2015 following an alleged case of blackmailing then national teammate Mathieu Valbuena, but Lloris claims Benzema is a “huge” player, and that he still has a future with Les Bleus.
Benzema has played at the top level for a huge amount of his career, enjoying a catalogue of success with Real Madrid. He is still overlooked for international selection though, despite being one of his countries more highly skilled players.
Lloris however doesn’t seem to think that his ostracised position is due to the controversy, and owes more to Didier Deschamps’ tactical approach – hinting that a return is definitely on the cards.
“Karim is a huge player and you have to consider his career with Madrid,” Lloris began, talking to Marca (via L’Equipe).