Call him Captain Mbappé!

Didier Deschamps would have chosen Kylian Mbappé to succeed Hugo Lloris as captain of the Blues.

Didier Deschamps wanted to preserve the suspense at a press conference this Monday – tricolor rally day in Clairefontaine. ” I will make the decision in the coming dayshe breathed. I will use these first days to discuss it with the players concerned – discussions that will “feed my thinking and lead me to make my decision”. This while specifying: There aren’t five… »

This Monday evening, L’Equipe ensures that the Bayonne technician has already made his choice. ” Didier Deschamps seemed to have two possibilities as captain of the France team: Kylian Mbappé or Antoine Griezmann. The coach has decided. The future captain of the Blues will be Mbappé. “A rather expected decision given the weight taken by the 24-year-old Parisian striker (66 caps, 36 goals) within the tricolor collective in recent months. And during the 2022 World Cup in particular.

Too free speech?

With the captain’s armband at PSG when Marquinhos and Sergio Ramos are missing, the former Monegasque has the “ legitimacy “Wanted and hammered by the coach of the Blues these days to succeed Hugo Lloris and his decade of captaincy. As for his speech – which some people fear because it is too free and potentially unmanageable – Didier Deschamps obviously is totally fine with it. ” If he has one quality, it’s that he’s pretty good at communicating, I don’t think it’s a problem on that side. “, he reacted again this Monday to the media.


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