“Banned” by Deschamps, Lacazette empties his bag


By: Nicolas Gerbault

Absent from Didier Deschamps’ lists since 2017, Alexandre Lacazette returned with bitterness to his non-calls to the French team for the last international competitions.

It’s a pain that’s still alive. No longer selected for the French team since November 2017 and a draw against Germany in a friendly (2-2), during which he scored twice, Alexandre Lacazette thought he had scored big points with a view to being retained by Didier Deschamps for the 2018 World Cup. But the OL striker was ultimately part of the reserves, as was the case for the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016. Absences that they still have not digested.

During an interview given to the YouTube channel Colinterview, Alexandre Lacazette returned to his non-selections for the Blues. “My absence from the 2018 World Cup? It took me a while and then, in the world of football, there’s a lot of talk, journalists are aware of a lot of things, things that came back to me and then I understood.”confided the former Arsenal striker, who has 15 caps for the French team for 3 goals scored.

“2018 hurts more”

And to continue: “ The most painful absence between Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup? 2018. Because there are friends, because my last match, I scored twice against a great nation (against Germany). I think that at this point in my career, I am a strong player who can handle big, high-pressure matches, 2018 hurts more. If I felt banned? Completely. I was a reserve at the 2014 World Cup, at Euro 2016, at the 2018 World Cup, or each time, there are other players who pass in front of me, you say to yourself well, you don’t you no longer need to hope. »

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