Lacazette, screaming injustice


By: Manu Tournoux

While the Blues were harmless against Germany on Saturday evening in Lyon, the absence of Alexandre Lacazette in the selection is once again debated.

Almost seven years ago, in November 2017, Alexandre Lacazette scored twice against Germany for a draw for the Blues in Cologne (2-2). “ I think I scored some points “, the person concerned congratulated himself at the end of the meeting. Six months later, however, no selection for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Unlike his understudy at Arsenal, Olivier Giroud, with the diametrically opposed international trajectories that we now know.

Facing the Mannschaft on Saturday evening in Lyon, the French team revealed itself to be lacking in inspiration and offensive efficiency, hardly helped by the lackluster performance of Marcus Thuram. When the entry into play of Randal Kolo Muani, already in difficulty in Paris, brought absolutely nothing at the end of the match. “ Alexandre is frequently on pre-lists, but other players have taken over as well. It's not a question of age, since Olivier (Giroud) is always there with usexplained to Progrès on the sidelines of this gathering Didier Deschamps. He didn't have as important a place in the selection as in the clubs he played for, but I'm happy that his return to Lyon is going well for him. What happened in the France team, where he still had playing time, is a question of competition. »

“A taste of unfinished business”

A management of competition which nevertheless calls out. “ You can't deprive yourself of a player who scores so many goals every season, Alex is a hitman in a penalty area, and with a complete range to boot », thunders in the pages of 20 Minutes Gérard Bonneau, former head of the youth recruitment unit at OL. This season again, despite a delay in starting, Alexandre Lacazette can boast of being the third scorer in the L1, behind Kylian Mbappé and Jonathan David, with 13 goals on the clock – including 10 in the last 11 days under the orders of Pierre Sage.

However, the spearhead of the Gones has made up his mind about his tricolor destiny. “ For a long time I had this taste of unfinished business, of disappointment, of sadnesshe whispered a few days ago to Prime Video when discussing his career with the French team. Now it's over, I understand a lot of things. There is a new generation arriving, it is up to them to make France vibrate. » We will nevertheless see this summer if the Rhone striker can make up for some of the time lost with the Olympic selection of Thierry Henry. The rumor is already circulating.

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