Paul Pogba, absent due to physical problems, is one of the main casualties in the France call-up for the Nations League matches.
The French coach Didier Deschampsannounced this Thursday the call for the matches of the League of Nations in which the madridista appears Karim Benzemathe athletic Antoine Griezmann and Sevilla player Jules Koundé.
On the list, to play four matches in the League of Nationsthe barcelonista does not appear Ousmane Dembele nor the madridista Eduardo Camavinga, that had sounded to integrate the concentration of the “bleus”, key for which will make up the list for the Qatar World Cup.
neither are they Paul Pogbawho is going through physical problems and whose position will be taken by Boubacar Kamara from Marseilles, or Olivier Gioud, the top French scorer in active play, who in the last list replaced Benzema, but that doesn’t seem to be a priority for Deschamps.
The coach assured that the absence of Dembele is due to “excessive competition” and the fact that France He plays with lanes, a position that the Barcelona player is less used to covering.
“He is used to playing on the wing, on the left and on the right, and in our current system, as a winger, it is not his position. To call him up, it would be necessary to remove another who is also performing well,” said the coach.
As to Camavingapraised the good adaptation he has had to Real Madrid, but he pointed out that he has preferred that he continue in the under-21s.
“He is part of those who could have come, but I had to choose 24. For a first season in the real Madridgiven the competition, I think he has contributed a lot in his position, although in Madrid they play with three ahead of the defence”, he pointed out.
Deschamps He also referred to the situation of Kylian Mbappewho must announce his future in the coming days, and assured that nothing changes if he stays at Paris Saint-Germain or if he opts for Real Madrid “as long as he doesn’t interfere with the national team.”
As to Griezmannpointed out that his drop in performance may be due to the fact that he has suffered a long injury and that he is not used to it, but also because Atlético de Madrid is not having its best season.
– Call for France:
Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (West Ham/ING), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham/ING), Mike Maignan (Milan/ITA).
Defenses: Jonathan Clauss (Lens/FRA), Lucas Digne (Aston Villa/ING), Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich/ALE), Theo Hernandez (Milan/ITA), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris SG/FRA), Jules Koundé (Sevilla/ESP) , Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich/ALE), William Saliba (Marseille/FRA), Raphaël Varane (Manchester United/ING).
Midfielders: Mattéo Guendouzi (Marseille/FRA), Boubacar Kamara (Marseille/FRA), N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea/ING), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus Turin/ITA), Aurélien Tchouaméni (Monaco/FRA).
Defenses: Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco/FRA), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid/ESP), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich/ALE), Moussa Diaby (Bayer Leverkusen/ALE), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid/ESP), Kylian Mbappé (Paris SG /FRA), Christopher Nkunku (Leipzig/ALE).