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Zinedine Zidane compares Karim Benzema to legend Cristiano Ronaldo and says he should 'definitely' be in the France Euro 2020 squad manager Zidane insists Benzema should 'definitely' play for France 'He's always wanted to play for the French side,' Zidane told a news conference  He hasn't played since alleged blackmail plot against Mathieu Valbuena in 2015

By Leigh Mcmanus For Mailonline

Published: 09:35 GMT, 9 November 2019 | Updated: 09:38 GMT, 9 November 2019

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manager Zinedine Zidane has said that Karim Benzema should 'definitely' play for his international side, before comparing the striker to Cristiano Ronaldo. 

Benzema, 32 next month, has been a consistent goalscorer in his professional career and has represented France over 80 times. 

But the former Lyon marksman hasn't played for Les Bleus since 2015, partly due to an alleged blackmail plot against former international teammate Mathieu Valbuena the same year. 

Karim Benzema struck his 50th Champions League goal for Real Madrid on Wednesday night

Karim Benzema struck his 50th Champions League goal for on Wednesday night

legend Zidane said he doesn't exactly 'know what's going on' in terms of Benzema's exclusion from Didier Deschamps' set up, but feels that his man is 'the best' for the job - and added that he's always wanted to do it. 

'He's always wanted to play for the French side,' Zidane told a news conference on Friday ahead of Saturday's clash with Eibar. 'To be honest, I don't know exactly what's going on.

'But from a football point of view, he's the best. I think he

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