The French national team has been a broken army for many years now, basically since Zinedine Zidan’s retirement. There are many reasons for that, but mainly because of ego fights and inability to follow a coach. In the last few tournaments the French team has been a laughing stock, due to their inability to function as a team.
But this year the situation is quite different, there is a new coach, Didier Deschamps, who is able to put all those egos in line. And they also have Karim Benzema, currently one of the most lethal attackers in the world.
Benzema is a Yang Water, a very strong one, born in the Rat month which represents the middle of Winter season when the Water element is the strongest. Here again we have same pattern as with many of the football players we covered before, a strong creativity profile, in his case manifested as a strong Wood element.
And then again, similar to other players, a full flow of elements from strong self, to creativity which turns into wealth. This is one of those simple and beautiful charts.
He does not have any Metal element and very little Earth, meaning that he is not easy to control, his Yang Water is in full gushing flow, which makes him a fantastic striker.
Yang Waters are known for their ability to find a way over obstacles, having flexibility and force, all in one. They are also very good copy cats, they can learn skills from other people very quickly, like an ocean which reflects the sunlight at the speed of light.
One more characteristic is prominent and that is his competitiveness. It is in his very nature to compete with others and he is not afraid of it, it drives him even more.
When we check his past, we notice that his career thrived during Water and Wood years, 2007 to 2012, and 2013 and 2014 when there was additional water and wood coming, but the question is how his career will react from 2016, when he enters 3 years of Metal, which might not be very beneficial for him.