A maintenance that will perhaps cringe on the side of the Camp des Loges and a newcomer with a prestigious name. For the next three matches of the Blues (France-Finland on November 11, Portugal-France on the 14th and France-Sweden on the 17th), Didier Deschamps has concocted a list of 26 players. Among them, Marcus Thuram, the Borussia Mönchengladbach striker and son of Lilian Thuram, the defender who was world champion in 1998 and partner of… Deschamps at the time of the first planetary title won by the Blues.
“Marcus, I’ve been following him for a while,” Deschamps explains. He has an interesting profile. He was already doing good things at Guingamp. But in Germany, it is the upper level. He can create differences with his power. He scores and makes score. It was time to see him. “Obviously, the question about his glorious surname has arisen:” He has the particularity of being the son of …, Smiles Deschamps. It must please Tutu but it takes a second or third place. The merit is Marcus and his room for improvement. The latter was noticed by becoming the first European player to celebrate a goal with his club by kneeling last spring after the death of George Floyd in the United States.
Lilian’s youngest son, Khéphren Thuram, for his part benefited from the choices of his coach at OGCN, another 1998 world champion, Patrick Vieira, taking advantage of a few tenure …
“I’m not against Tuchel”
The other big lesson of this list, is the strong choice of the coach to retain Kylian Mbappé while the PSG wanted to see him blow during this international break. Deschamps has only hinted that the Parisian will not play the first friendly against Finland next Wednesday. “With regard to our deadline, there is no certainty that it cannot be available,” he underlines. I interact with the player, which is the most important for me. Doctors are also exchanging but if I take him there is a good chance he will be there on Saturday. Not Wednesday. “
Deschamps has defended himself against opposing Thomas Tuchel’s desire to let his star striker blow. “I am not aware of what he said. I understand the position of club coaches. There is no conflict with anyone. I do not interfere with that. I never took any risks with anyone. We all have the same interest. I’m not against Tuchel or anyone. We all have obligations of result. We will manage this with peace of mind and serenity. The most important is how the player feels. “
Guardians: Benoît Costil (Bordeaux), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham / Ang), Mike Maignan (Lille), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)
Defenders: Lucas Digne (Everton / Ang), Léo Dubois (Lyon), Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich / All), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Clément Lenglet (FC Barcelona / Esp), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich / All), Raphaël Varane ( Real Madrid / Esp), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea / Ang)
Environments : N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea / Ang), Steven Nzonzi (Rennes), Paul Pogba (Manchester United / Ang), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus / Ita), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham / Ang), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich / All)
Attackers: Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich / All), Nabil Fekir (Betis / Esp), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea / Ang), Antoine Griezmann (FC Barcelona / Esp), Anthony Martial (Manchester United / Ang), Kylian Mbappé (PSG), Marcus Thuram (Borussia Mönchengladbach / All).
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