French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet has responded to Karim Benzema’s post in a bid to continue his jibe with the Real Madrid forward.
Le Graet responded after Benzema demanded that the FFF president to "leave me alone" on social media.
"It would have surprised me that we are not talking about Benzema! He is right (when he asks to be forgotten)," said Le Graet.
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"I answer when a reporter asks me the question. If it's over for him? There are very good players today, the World Cup has passed and I think it will be hard to come back.
"But that does not change my opinion of him, he's an excellent player.”
Real Madrid star Benzema has not represented France since October 2015 due to his alleged involvement in a plot to blackmail former international team-mate Mathieu Valbuena in a sex-tape scandal.
Benzema remains Real Madrid highest goal scorer in the La Liga with four goals in eight games.