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Benzema crucial to any national team - Thiago Silva

The Paris Saint-Germain defender has told RTL that the Frenchman, who could miss Euro 2016, would be fundamental to any international outfit.

Benzema in action during Real Madrid's weekend win over Espanyol.

Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva believes that Real Madrid’s French striker Karim Benzema, who could miss this summer’s European Championship, would be a vital figure in any international side.

Benzema was suspended from the France team indefinitely in December after being placed under formal investigation for his alleged involvement in a plot to blackmail Les Bleus team-mate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape.

"We all know about Benzema’s quality; I think that a player like him would be crucial to any national team," Silva declared in an interview with RTL.

The 31-year-old Brazilian also praised Benzema's "great technique and fantastic positional sense".

And Silva concluded: "I think he’d be a fantastic player for any team. I don’t know what [France coach Didier] Deschamps thinks about the situation, but I believe that he’s crucial."


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