France – A list and many holes for Didier Deschamps to fill

France – A list and many holes for Didier Deschamps to fill

France – A list and many holes for Didier Deschamps to fill

The June rally was not a success. That’s the least we can say. Whoever is coming will perhaps be marked with another seal, while the Blues are assigned a double mission: preparing for the World Cup and avoiding relegation to League B – which would be a bit messy. But if the June matches were accompanied by a latent doubt linked to the unprecedented load of matches (4) and the results of these, the first and last meeting of the autumn before the announcement of the World Cup was already accompanied by questions linked to the availability of all. And the list that Didier Deschamps will list on Thursday will not have the contours dreamed by the latter.

The life of a coach is made up of adaptations. But at this point … After the injuries of Karim Benzema (thigh), N’Golo Kanté (thigh) and Paul Pogba (meniscus) were added those of Presnel Kimpembe (hamstring), Kingsley Coman (thigh), Benjamin Pavard (thigh) or Lucas Hernandez (adductors). DD may be able to count on one or two of these players, if a medical miracle by then. But no more.

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After the woes of June that prompted him to give only a great hour of life to his three-man defense (against Denmark), Didier Deschamps is faced with another conundrum as his two main solutions for the left axis are on the band. Who can disembark or return to dial the number? We obviously think of Clément Lenglet, condemned for the sinking of Bucharest. The main qualities of him right now are being left-handed and knowing the environment of the selection.

Axel Disasi (Monaco), who received his first pre-call, or Wesley Fofana (Chelsea) are also candidates. Just like Pierre Kalulu, who lives in Milan. New in June, Ibrahima Konaté (Liverpool) will not be present when his season has not started. Benjamin Pavard, like Dayot Upamecano, is not badly affected, Bayern Munich revealed Wednesday. It is not impossible to find the two men at the castle and therefore on the DD list on Thursday.

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In between, Didier Deschamps is unfortunately used to what happens to him: not being able to count on Kanté and / or Pogba. Since France – Switzerland in the round of 16 of the Euro, the two men have not been aligned together. The concern related to their cases goes far beyond the next meeting … If Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid) is a possible, indeed probable, appeal, the other heads seem known and will resemble those we saw last June (Tchouameni, Rabiot, Guendouzi , Kamara).

In attack we already know that Kingsley Coman will not be there. This poses above all a tactical problem for Deschamps, while the Bavarian is with Clauss one of the two right-wing pistons of the Blues. The absence of Bayern’s arrow could be another reason to question the three center back system. Ousmane Dembélé, whom Didier Deschamps holds in high regard, could benefit from Coman’s absence. His he der in blue dates back to June 2021 and Hungary-France, during which he was injured.

The last (important) question mark concerns Karim Benzema. Injured, the Real Madrid player is not necessarily “out”, as Carlo Ancelotti still hopes to be able to count on Sunday’s services during the derby against Atlético. If the probable future Ballon d’Or 2022 is there, Didier Deschamps will not have to recall Olivier Giroud and the stock of questions, even of misunderstandings, that accompany the second scorer in the history of the Blues when he is there.

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