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Kylian Mbappe In A State Of Shock After Watching Karim Benzema's Shooting Drill In France Training

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Kylian Mbappe In A State Of Shock After Watching Karim Benzema's Shooting Drill In France Training

Kylian Mbappe was left stunned when Karim Benzema showcased his laser-accurate finishing in a shooting drill earlier.

The 33-year-old forward is back in training with Les Blues ahead of this summer's European Championships after he announced his return to international football earlier this month, six years on from his last appearance for the national team.

Real Madrid's number nine will undoubtedly be a key member of Didier Deschamps' side in the coming weeks and, with that in mind, he proved his credentials even further this week when performing a training drill of the highest quality.

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Kylian Mbappe looked on in sheer admiration as Benzema scored two belters in the session, while Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann was seen putting his hands on his head as the Los Blancos man found the top corner with an incredible strike.

Image: Twitter/FFF
Image: Twitter/FFF

Benzema, who has scored 30 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions this season, was dropped from the national team in 2015 following his alleged involvement in a sex-tape blackmail scandal involving Mathieu Valbuena.

Valbuena has recently spoken about Deschamps' decision to recall his former France teammate to the squad.

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"If [Benzema] can bring more to the France team, so that's good for him. It will be on the field that it will be played," the Olympiacos player told RMC.

"It is the coach's choice. For me, Didier will be a winner in all cases. If the France team works, we will say that he was able to adapt and if it fails we will not blame him.

"He knows how to make his lists. He's very smart about that. Did he call me to let me know about his decision with Benzema? No, I don't expect anything from Didier, nothing from anyone.

"Today, I make my life and I have fun in the field. I have no further comments to make."

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Benzema, meanwhile, has admitted his exile from the France squad was morally tough, although he 'never stopped believing' in getting a call-up.

"I never stopped believing it, I never gave up, otherwise, I wouldn't be here. I was very disappointed, it was morally hard.

'There were a lot of obstacles, It's part of my career, I've always fought, and that's what it takes to hope to come back. I'm rewarded."

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He added: "There are always regrets. I want to say that what happened has happened. There are always regrets, but you can't go back.

"What matters most to me is what you have done on the football field, I am focused to the max on what I can bring to this team. This is what I have in my head as ambition."

Topics: Football, Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe, France

Jack Kenmare
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