“He’s the one who made me love football,” Konaté talks about his idol


By: Manu Tournoux

Ibrahima Konaté continues to grow and gain strength. The Liverpool defender and French international has now established himself as one of the best defenders in the world of football.

This summer, during Euro 2024 in Germany, the former RB Leipzig player will be one of the strong elements of Didier Deschamps' squad if he is in full possession of his physical means.

During an interview at France Info, the central defender talked about different subjects and notably revealed the name of his idol in football. Although he is a defender by trade his idol was Ronaldo.

“Ronaldo, the Brazilian, clearly, we can’t take him away from me. Against any other player, I choose him, directly. He was the one who made me love football. It was like I was seeing art, magic. This fascinated me. I wondered how Ronaldo did these things with his feet. I then watched all his videos and my only goal was to do the gestures again in the neighborhood. »

Konaté on the bench against Germany?

Currently with the French team in this international break, Ibrahima Konaté is one of the most important players for Didier Deschamps. However, it is not impossible that he will start the match against Germany on the substitutes' bench.

The Reds players are not at 100% of their capabilities. But we are not immune to a turnaround and a surprise. The probable composition of the Blues against Germany:

Samba – Koundé, Upamecano, Pavard, Lucas Hernandez – Tchouameni, Rabiot, Zaire-Emery – Mbappé, Dembélé, Thuram

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