A guard warns Deschamps


By: Nicolas Gerbault

At 22, Lucas Chevalier is already one of the best goalkeepers in Ligue 1 and sees himself in the French team if he continues at this level.

With its current number 1 Mike Maignan (28 years old) and his understudy Brice Samba (29 years old), the French team is well stocked at the goalkeeper position for several years. Barring injury, Didier Deschamps should reserve no surprises when unveiling his 23 players for Euro 2024 in Germany (June 14-July 14), with Alphonse Areola (who is only 30 years old) as ‘usual third goalkeeper.

Lucas Chevalier, 22 years old, is waiting for his turn. “ I know I have the ability, I’m not saying I have to go now because I have lots of things to learn, experience to have, to play competitions above the Conference League. All those who are French internationals play or have played in the Champions League. For me, that’s not the case. I just want to play. If I work like I do, it will happen », Launched the excellent Losc goalkeeper, interviewed by Adil Rami for Prime Video.

The former Espoirs goalkeeper (2022-2023) cites his former teammate Mike Maignan as an example, considering that the Milanese had the talent but also “ her head » to become one of the best in the world in this position. Chevalier is very much in demand in restarts, as desired by his coach at the Mastiffs, Paulo Fonseca, and the native of Calais trained at Losc believes precisely that he must excel in this aspect of the game to approach the “ top level goalkeepers » today.

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