Karim Benzema set the football world on fire when he shared a photo of rapper Tupac Shakur and a man who reportedly betrayed him. This was a clear reference to his feelings of betrayal after Kylian Mbappe reversed his decision to join Real Madrid. The Real Madrid star was in the press on Tuesday, promoting the UEFA Champions League final, which he will almost certainly play in next weekend.
But there was no way the Spanish press wouldn’t question him about the Instagram story he shared on the day Mbappe opted to extend his stay at PSG for another three years. We received the key message in a nutshell, despite the fact that he reacted to various sites about it.
When asked about the photograph, most outlets used the word betrayed, to which Karim replied, “Betrayed? Why? He stated, “Everyone needs to focus on other things.” “Mbappe and the other players have no right to refer to me. Everyone is in charge of their own destiny. I’m at ease here, getting ready for Saturday’s game. Each to their own. Surprised? Like everyone else, I was taken aback. But he’s from Paris, and we’re playing on Saturday.
“I didn’t post the Tupac photo to disparage Mbappe; I did so because I like Real Madrid. This isn’t a betrayal story by any means. Every month and a half, I post images of my favorite rapper, Tupac Shakur. It’s not a message in a photo. I’ll see the person if I have a message. It wasn’t a message that Madrid is the best club in the world. I wanted to emphasize that the Champions League is our badge, and we must win it.”
Benzema wants to focus on the UCL final.
No one in the Spanish media expected him to speak openly about the events leading up to Mbappe’s decision. Benzema is doing a good job of concentrating on the Champions League final, because Real Madrid didn’t need Kylian Mbappe to get to this point in the season.
With the World Cup less than six months away, it will be interesting to observe how these two players overcome their obvious differences. Following the Champions League final, both of them will undoubtedly meet at the France camp, and this is where things will begin to heat up. For the time being, let’s simply attempt to enjoy Saturday like Karim Benzema.