Ex France forward, Valbuena has come out to explain his reasons for telling the authorities about Benzema’s alleged blackmail scheme. He recently revealed that he reported the case because he felt in danger at the time.
According to him, his first instinct was to file a complaint immediately because he knew that if the clip came out, it would make things difficult for him with the French team.
Valbuena added that football is a huge part of who he is as a person and he just wasn’t ready to jeopardize his career.
His words, “I felt in danger and my instinct was to file a complaint,”
“Football is my life. I knew that if this video came out it was going to be difficult for me with the French team.”
“When he [Benzema] told me he wanted to talk to me, I did not think he would talk to me about that. When I had that conversation, I came out of the room, I was shocked. I felt that he insisted that I meet with a person who was to act as an intermediary. His trusted person (Karim Zenati). He was very insistent.”
“It’s been six years that we have had this case. I see that everyone is there, almost. Karim is missing. It’s a shame, but that’s how it is.”
“We have been waiting for six years. We are there for the time it takes for all of this to be behind me.”
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