Griezmann withdraws, Deschamps recalls a globalist


By: Manu Tournoux

Affected in an ankle, Antoine Griezmann must forfeit the two upcoming matches against Germany and Chile. A 2022 globalist replaces him.

It's a hard blow for the French team and Didier Deschamps, who loses his trusted man, the man he has lined up the most since taking charge of the Blues. Antoine Griezmann, insufficiently recovered from an ankle injury, is out of the friendly matches against Germany on March 23 in Lyon and Chile on March 26 in Marseille.

With Antoine's qualities in his register, we are not going to find a player who has these characteristicsbreathed fatalistically this Monday Didier Deschamps, well aware that the Matelassier would not be easy to replace. If he has the record for consecutive matches (84, editor’s note), it took up a lot of space, it was systematically there. »

Guendouzi aims for the Euro

The national coach insists: “ When we know Antoine's influence… As a replacement position for position, I don't like the word impossible, but it's very, very, very difficult to find. So we will arrange it a little differently. » To do this, Didier Deschamps called on Mattéo Guendouzi this Monday evening. A globalist who has not worn the blue jersey since Qatar and the defeat against Tunisia during the group stage.

Transferred from OM to Lazio this summer, the former Gunner found his feet in Rome, to the point of becoming one of the satisfactions of the moment despite the bad patch the Biancocelesti went through. Recently in an interview with the Italian press, Mattéo Guendouzi did not hide his ambition to reconnect with the France team. “ I know I have to work hard to go to Germany next summer. I know Deschamps follows me, I've been there since I was 19. I have to play and I have to play well to get back there. »

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