Deschamps defends misfiring Benzema
France coach Didier Deschamps defended his team selection after Les Bleus slumped to a 1-0 home defeat by world champions Spain in World Cup qualifying Group I on Tuesday.
Deschamps kept faith with Karim Benzema, who had not scored in 11 games, but the Real Madrid striker passed 1,000 minutes without an international goal in another disappointing performance.
"It's a debate. He did good things even if obviously he did not find the back of the net. But his team mates managed to find him and he took part in the construction of the game." said Deschamps