It's no surprise, then, when in an interview with French sports magazine L'Équipe that was released today, Benzema took quite a few shots at Valbuena, calling into question the veracity of his claims.
Benzema and former buddy Valbuena.
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has slammed his former global teammate Mathieu Valbuena for telling lies regarding the infamous sex tape scandal.
Benzema was once again absent from a squad that will contest fixtures against Paraguay, Sweden and England in June. On Tuesday Benzema laid the blame for the fallout of the sex tape scandal squarely on the shoulders of Valbuena, the alleged victim.
Asked about Benzema's recent actions, Deschamps said: "I would say only one word: it's pitiful".
"I trusted players who answered well, I also incorporated young players because I consider that they have great potential". "He's got to stop this nonsense. All he had to say was the truth about what really happened". Benzema told L'Equipe newspaper yesterday that he met Macron before he started his political career and that they "stayed a bit in touch via messages".More news: 'Bachelorette' Season 13 Spoilers: What to Expect in New Season
Benzema continues to be left out of France's national side.
The 29-year-old also appeared to hit out at the decision on social media after he liked an Instagram image of his own skill against three Atletico Madrid defenders, whose faces were replaced by Deschamps, Giroud and former France prime minister Manuel Valls, who said in December 2015 that the striker had "no place" in the France team'.
"Afterwards, he said several times that I was dealing with "big bandits" and he added: "After all, the video is hot".
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema and defender Sergio Ramos celebrate their opening goal during the Uefa Champions League semi-final second leg match against Atletico de Madrid at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, May 10, 2017. Benzema said he is not expecting Macron to intervene in his favor, but hopes the new president won't pillory him.
"I always make decisions for the good of the team of France".