France team – Many injured, only four holders on foot: Didier Deschamps’ nightmare

A former President of the Republic, now deceased, used to say that shit flies in squadrons. On the side of Clairefontaine, Didier Deschamps could endorse the maxim of Jacques Chirac. And even by limiting ourselves only to the field.

Monday, even before the first training / scrubbing of the Blues, the national coach had to resolve to let two other of his players go. Théo Hernandez (adductors) flew to Milan while Hugo Lloris returned to his London household.

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Even before all these little people took the road to Yvelines, we knew that this last gathering would not be the ideal meeting place for a life-size rehearsal. There, we are on a nightmarish gathering since of the classic eleven-type (or approaching it), only four players will apply to face Austria on Thursday at the Stade de France.

Behind, only Koundé and Varane survived. Since the Hernandez brothers and Kingsley Coman are on the flank.

In the middle, it’s the Berezina since Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kanté have been absent for a long time.

In front, Karim Benzema is absent. Antoine Griezmann, who has finally started a match with Atlético, and Kylian Mbappé are still there. That’s 66% of the typical attack of the Blues. We comfort each other as best we can.

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