Euro 2020: Benzema will quickly settle back into France team, says Varane

According to Varane, Benzema will provide France's attack with more fluidity as he is expected to take his place in the starting lineup alongside Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe.

Benzema last played for France in October 2015.   -  AP

Raphael Varane said that his Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema would fit seamlessly back into the France team as the forward makes his international comeback after being left out for more than five years.

"Of course, I am very happy that Karim is back in the team. For 5-6 years I was in a difficult position when I was asked about him," Varane told reporters on Thursday, a day after Les Bleus gathered at its training camp ahead of Euro 2020, in which it faces Germany, Hungary and Portugal in Group F.

"I'm very happy that he's back and I think that's the case for many players in the group. I didn't play any role and I heard like you about his selection when it was announced."

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According to Varane, the 33-year-old Benzema will provide France's attack with more fluidity as he is expected to take his place in the starting lineup alongside Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe.

"One of Karim's greatest qualities is to play with others," Varane said. "He has this ability to link players together. That's what we expect from him, that he plays his game."

France plays its first warm-up game against Wales in Nice next Wednesday.

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