Case of the sextape: Mathieu Valbuena, "satisfied" of judgment, criticizes Noël Le Graët, the "ghost"

I am satisfied that my victim status has been recognized by the courts. I am sure that I did my duty as a citizen by filing a complaint and did not allow blackmail“, reacted this Thursday, November 24 Mathieu Valbuena on the antenna of RMC, for which he is a consultant, after the one-year suspended prison sentence and a 75,000 euro fine imposed earlier today on Karim Benzema for his involvement in the “sextape affair”.

The revelation of the affair precipitated the end of Valbuena’s international career, now at Olympiakos in Greece. “It cost me a year or two“in selection, assured Valbuena.”When you rub shoulders with the high level with the France team, which is a showcase, which is best, to be ousted like this, it’s difficult“, he summed up.

Today the France team needs its best players (…), I am no one to say whether it should be selected or not“Reacted Valbuena, while Benzema was recalled last May by Didier Deschamps and his future with the Blues does not seem to be called into question by this judgment. The Real Madrid striker should appeal, as have announced his lawyers.

The only thing I see is that I received no support“from the Federation, said Valbuena, while”I am a victim of all this, it is true even if some could still doubt itThe midfielder with 52 caps criticized in particular the attitude of Noël Le Graët who, according to him, did not bother to call him.

The 37-year-old Olympiakos midfielder nevertheless congratulated himself on having “always kept my head up“, there where “many could have sunk“. “Today I feel fulfilled in the country and the club where I am. I have been in mourning for the France team for a long time but it was not easy to turn the page“, concluded the attacking midfielder.

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