Karim Benzema looks a different animal now

This morning I watched France24 to see clips of their friendly game.

Iceland took a 2-0 lead but France came back to win 3-2 with goals by Debuchy, Ribery and  Rami. Last two were late goals.

In the interview, Karim Benzema seemed different. Crisper, more authoritative.

Benzema is  a champion now with Real Madrid.

If Jose Mourinho keeps picking you, and you win La Liga, beating Barcelona, you feel confident.

And football is 90% confidence.

BLANC’s  starting XI:

Mandanda; Debuchy, Rami, Mexes, Evra; Cabaye, Gourcuff, Nasri; Ben Arfa, Benzema, Menez.

In another  warm-up game, France play Serbia on Thursday at 8 pm.

Full disclosure : I’ve backed France EW.

I  reckon France could get to the final.

But so could six other teams…