Blues: Another package!

Paul Rouget, Media365: published on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 09:46

Didier Deschamps has registered a new package for the League of Nations matches against Austria and Denmark. Hit in the ankle, Lucas Digne was replaced by Rennais Adrien Truffert, called up for the Blues for the first time.

With all these absentees, Didier Deschamps could have put together another team! The tricolor coach recorded yet another forfeit on Tuesday, for the two Nations League meetings of the Blues, which serve mainly as preparation for the World Cup: Thursday against Austria at the Stade de France, then three days later against the Denmark to Copenhagen. While Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kanté, Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Adrien Rabiot, Boubacar Kamara, Hugo Lloris and Théo Hernandez were forced to give up this rally due to injury, Lucas Digne must also forfeit. Like Kamara, who replaced Rabiot and has since been replaced by Jordan Veretout, the Aston Villa left-back was expected to take the place of Théo Hernandez. But he suffers from edema in his right ankle, noted the doctors of the FFF in Clairefontaine.

And so it was Adrien Truffert who found himself for the very first time in the France team. Retained with the Espoirs, the Rennes defender joined the A at the start of the morning, reveals the FFF. At 20, the native of Liège is contesting his third in the elite with his training club season, and has already delivered two assists in Ligue 1 since the start of the season. The one who could also be selected with Belgium, his country of birth, had mentioned his profile last November after a double against OL, and his ability to evaluate higher on the ground. “Even if I play on the side for a club, I’m a very attacking person. I don’t want to say which position I prefer, but finishing actions remains one of my qualities. With the team, I work in front of goal “, he had declared during a press briefing of the Hopes, also speaking about his future: “I know that I have to work, and show that what I have done, I can show it in the long term. And it pays…

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