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Real Madrid star Karim Benzema: 'I lost my cool with Jose Mourinho'

Real Madrid star Karim Benzema: 'I lost my cool with Jose Mourinho'

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema says team-mate and star forward Cristiano Ronaldo is more selfish than him but he enjoys playing with the Portuguese worldwide.

The case has not gone to trial yet, but in July the Court of Cassation - France's court of final appeals in civil and criminal proceedings - found in favour of the forward.

The 29-year-old has not featured at global level since being charged by police in relation to an alleged blackmail plot involving teammate Mathieu Valbuena two years ago.

Benzema's lawyers argued an undercover police officer acted dishonestly and played an "active role" in coercing the parties towards a deal and that without his actions no crime would have even taken place. There was that sex tape affair, it was also because of that.

A documentary on Benzema was aired in France on Sunday, but did not move Deschamps.

"Everybody has gotten involved and we have forgotten football". It's been more than two and a half years, it doesn't take much to understand what is going on.

"It's not a matter of calling or not calling".

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"Ferguson told me that I will only sign if he couldn't get Benzema".

"He's someone I respect, but he showed me a lot of respect before and then turned his back on me - it's hurtful".

A pair of FIFA Club World Cups are also in the trophy cabinet.

"I don't have any problem in any case". There are some that I come across and it's always good to see them.

Benzema has enjoyed a glroious career alongside Ronaldo with both men winning two La Liga titles in addition to three of the last four Champions League titles.

Benzema says they had only one major dispute - and it centred on an extraordinary press conference given by Mourinho just weeks after he arrived at Madrid in 2010.

"In the end, his selfishness doesn't bother me, it is good for the team".