Didier Deschamps has experienced a less hectic return. Usually reluctant to continue in the extra-sporting field, the coach of the France team was not well served by the news, this Thursday, September 15, when he commented on his list of 23 players to face Austria and Denmark, September 22 and 25 in the League of Nations.
“Come on! You’re not cold-eyed”he responded to a journalist who asked him about the possible resignation of Noël Le Graët, president of the French Football Federation (FFF) since 2011 and asked by the magazine SoFoot for allegedly sending SMS of a sexual nature to FFF employees.
“We must not have the same readingsblew one who nevertheless gave a long interview in the month of June. If I only talk about sports, I realize that there is a lot of information that is false and over time becomes useless. »
Upset, the Blues boss? “No one bothers me. It’s not the most peaceful climate I’ve ever known,” agrees with one who also assures that “the president is good” and “is in perfect health”. In the Breton entourage, some relatives are however described in world a person who is tired and affected by the manifestations of SoFoot. The FFF also announced on Thursday that it has filed a defamation complaint against the magazine.
🔴 FFF has decided to file a defamation complaint against SO FOOT. https://t.co/BSM3r5DmBM
The coach also returned to a long period of misfortunes with one of his executives, Paul Pogba. Injured and uncertain for the World Cup in Qatar (November 18-December 20), the world champion despite himself at the heart of a case where his older brother, Mathias Pogba, is currently in police custody. “I always talk to Paul. You must not ask me to intervene in stories, those that may have been made, reaction of Didier Deschamps. It is true now, you know, in his private domain, that justice is doing its work. But despite everything, Paul remains strong, with character, and he is focused on the field to return and give himself the means to recover. »
The knee operated last week, the Juventus player is in a race against time to recover before the World Cup. On this topic, Didier Deschamps warns: Pogba will not travel to Qatar to make numbers or animate the locker room. “Since I’ve been here, I’ve never, for a final tournament, got a player if he wasn’t fully recovered, the coach recalled. Paul is not a GO, he is not there to entertain the gallery. »
Avoid the fate of Olivier Giroud
Another world champion does not know if he will be in Paris-Doha in November: Olivier Giroud. As in March, the AC Milan striker will take back Karim Benzema’s package. Three months later, the Madrilenian returned and Giroud was missing from the France team for the next four games.
What to deduce that his presence in Qatar will inevitably go through the absence of the recent winner of the Champions League? ” There’s Olivier and the answer [sur sa présence, ou non, au Mondial]you will have it in two months”kicked Didier Deschamps in touch, before completing a ridiculous rhetorical figure: “Everything evolves… and sometimes nothing evolves. »
His team is vastly improved compared to June’s roster, the fault of a cascade of injuries. In defense, packages on Presnel Kimpembe and Lucas Hernandez took advantage of Monegasque Benoît Badiashile (21). His club mate, midfielder Youssouf Fofana (23) will also discover the France team in a depopulated sector without Paul Pogba and Ngolo Kanté. In attack, the last new arrival is Randal Kolo (23), who arrived at Eintracht Frankfurt this summer from FC Nantes.
There are rookies and ghosts, like Real Madrid players Ferland Mendy and Eduardo Camavinga. Kingsley Coman’s (Bayern Munich) leg injury is an opportunity to see Ousmane Dembélé again after a year away from the Blues. Good but unpredictable, the FC Barcelona winger has always benefited from a good love rating from Didier Deschamps. For his part, Eduardo Camavinga – almost two years after his last call-up – has a good card to play in a midfield that is being built.