Speaking in an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema gave his latest set of thoughts on the Mathieu Valbuena sextape-blackmail affair that brought an end to his French national team career.
“When a Prime Minister is speaking about you, this no longer has anything to do with football. I think you should not mix football and politics. In my case, this is a political subject. With the Valbuena affair, I was dealt an unfair hand. I spent one day in prison and went back to Madrid sad. Now, I am 30, I have two children. I feel good here. If [France] needs me, they know where to find me.”