Blues, Deschamps’ surprise


By: Manu Tournoux

Didier Deschamps announced this Thursday the list of Blues selected for the two friendly matches that the France team will play in March. With a return to the group.

This Thursday, Didier Deschamps appeared in front of the journalists present at the headquarters of the French Football Federation to attend the announcement of the list of twenty-three players selected by the coach of the France team for this month’s gathering Of March. Two final preparation matches for the Blues before departure for Euro 2024 which will be played in Germany from June 14 to July 14, and choices announced by Didier Deschamps.

Overall, no surprises from the French tactician. On the goalkeeper side, the Areola-Maignan-Samba trio is called up again. Among the defenders, the Luacs brothers and Théo Hernandez are there, as are the usual Ibrahima Konaté, Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Jules Koundé and William Saliba. If his presence could raise a little more doubt, Jonathan Clauss will also be there. In midfield, Madrilenians Eduardo Camavinga and Aurélien Tchouaméni were called up, as were Monegasque Youssouf Fofana, Turin Adrien Rabiot and Parisian Warren Zaire-Emery.

A chance to seize

A surprise, however, there was a small one on the attack side. Absent from the France group for a year, Moussa Diaby was summoned by his coach. The last time the former PSG player joined the Blues was on March 27, 2023 during the victory in Ireland (0-1), as part of the qualifiers for Euro 2024.

On his choice to call the Aston Villa striker, Didier Deschamps provided some explanations. “ It can give him a lot of hope and hope. May he make sure, during and after the gathering, to do everything to be on the May list. (…) He has not lost all his qualities. His playing time has been reduced a little (at the club, editor’s note), but in terms of what he does, he is capable of being decisive, of scoring. He has already been with us since he has ten caps. »

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