Real Madrid's Karim Benzema hits back at French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet

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Le Graet, 76, suggested in his interview that the Real Madrid attacker's international career is over due to his questionable form in recent years.

But the 81-time capped Benzema did not take long to respond to Le Graet's statement and took to social media.

"Mr. Le Graet, I ask that you forget me and please leave me alone," the former Lyon man wrote via his official Twitter account.

"France are world champions and that is the essential, the rest is futile. Thank you." #LeGraet #ThatIsEnough #GiveMeABreak

Benzema has been nominated as one of 30 contenders for the 2018 Ballon d'or.