The Real Madrid superstar has doubled down on comments he made about the Chelsea and France forward on Instagram.
Karim Benzema stated he “simply told the truth” with his jibe at French compatriot Olivier Giroud.
Real Madrid striker Benzema stated “don’t confuse Formula One with karting” when asked on Instagram live about comparisons to Chelsea centre-forward Giroud.
Giroud has filled the void left by Benzema’s continued international exile, which dates returned to 2015, assisting France to World Cup glory in 2018.
Benzema sought to clarify his comments on Monday, declaring that he had additionally talked up Giroud’s strengths and including that the same comparison could be used between himself and ex-Brazil superstar Ronaldo.
However, Benzema doubled down with his assessment.
Speaking on Instagram, he said: “About Giroud, I actually told the truth.
“But we did not remember what I said about him, especially about what he brings to the French national team.
“We just remembered the moment when I said I was F1 and he was karting. That’s what I think, this is the truth, and it truly is how it is.
“Because now, if you ask me with R9 (Ronaldo): R9 is F1, and I am karting. That’s the way it is. We’re going to move on.”
Benzema scored 27 goals in eighty one international appearances for France, whilst Giroud is third on the all-time list with 39 from ninety seven matches.
The Madrid forward has been out of the French national team picture since a dispute with Mathieu Valbuena where he was once accused of blackmailing his former team-mate .
Prior to coronavirus postponing the likes of La Liga, the Premier League and Euro 2020, Benzema had scored 19 goals throughout all competitions for Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid in 2019-20.
Giroud has found game time more difficult to come by at Chelsea, with Frank Lampard usually preferring youthful alternatives in Tammy Abraham and Batshuayi.
The 33-year-old has found the net three times in thirteen appearances in all competitions.