Badiashile and Fofana, symbols of an ASM that wants to find its roots

Benoît Badiashile and Youssouf Fofana will become AS Monaco’s 70th and 71st French internationals. AFP / FRANCK FIFE / AFP / FRANCK FIFE

DECRYPTION – Probable starters against Austria, the two Monegasques are the pride of their club. Two newcomers in blue in the form of a symbol.

The misfortune of some is the happiness of others. Faced with a rain of packages in all sectors, Didier Deschamps had to widen his field of vision to compose his last group before the World Cup (November 20-December 18). To face Austria (this Thursday at 8:45 p.m.) and Denmark (Sunday) in the League of Nations (5th day), he called on five newcomers, including the Monegasques Benoît Badiashile and Youssouf Fofana. Captain of the Hopes and qualified as “growing young player» by « DD », the first named for him to evolve to the position of left axial, thus compensating for the absence of Lucas Hernandez and Presnel Kimpembe. “Complete medium“, the second arrives to fill the holes in a midfield amputated by Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kanté, among others.

I did not expect it according to“, recognizes the 21-year-old defender, trained in Monaco and also”surprisethan his 23-year-old Asemist teammate. “Afterwards, if I believed what I could read or hear, it was hanging in my face

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