Blues at Clairefontaine
Back-to-school time has come for the Blues.
France at Clairefontaine
Three months after the World Cup final lost to Argentina, the French team found Clairefontaine to start qualifying for Euro 2024.
The Blues will successively face the Netherlands at the Stade de France.
Then Ireland to Dublin.
Didier Deschamps has invited three new players for this gathering.
Brice Samba benefits from the international retirements of Steve Mandanda and Hugo Lloris.
Jean-Clair Todibo of this Raphaël Varane and the injury of Wesley Fofana.
And Khephren Thuram from the poor form of Matteo Guendouzi.
The tricolor coach has also chosen his future captain.
As expected Kylian Mbappé inherited the armband.
Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann
A choice that would be badly experienced by Antoine Griezmann.
So much so that the Madrilenian would wonder about his future in selection.
Present at a press conference this Thursday, Kylian Mbappé confirmed that Antoine Griezmann had been affected by the choice of Didier Deschamps concerning the captaincy.
After the announcement of the international retirements of Hugo Lloris and Raphaël Varane, Didier Deschamps has decided to name Kylian Mbappé the new captain of the France team. In balance with the PSG striker, Antoine Griezmann was appointed vice-captain. A disappointment for the Colchonero, who would have suffered the blow, according to certain sources maintained by his entourage.
Invited to a press conference this Thursday afternoon for his first public speech since he inherited the captain’s armband from the tricolor selection, Kylian Mbappé did not hide that “Grizi” had been touched not to have been chosen by his coach.
Sport “He was disappointed and that’s understandable”
“I spoke with Antoine, he was disappointed and it’s understandable, it’s a reaction that can be heard, said Mbappé. I told him that I would have had the same reaction, he is perhaps the most important player of the Deschamps era. I am not his supervisor. We will be hand in hand him and I to try to make this French team reign at the world level. If he has something to say in front of the group, I sit down and listen. We must not close the door to anyone, everyone is free to express themselves. »
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Kylian Mbappé also spoke during this speech on his vision of the role of captain. “A good captain is someone focused on the team, a unifier, a unifier and able to take someone in his wake. The first week went well, I was congratulated by a lot of people, my week was nice. A captain depends on each person’s personality. I want to be turned towards others, to allow others to express themselves. »
“It’s above all a kiff, I’m captain of my country, it’s something that we can’t elude, he continued. It’s a new responsibility, I’ll assume it naturally, it won’t change my way of playing but maybe my way of behaving. »