The choice of Didier Deschamps to entrust the captain’s armband to Kylian Mbappé was very badly received by Antoine Griezmann, who would reconsider his future in the France team.
Didier Deschamps has decided. And as expected since the World Cup and the announcement of the international retirement of Hugo Lloris, the French coach has made Kylian Mbappé the new captain of the France team. A strong choice made to the detriment of Antoine Griezmann, the other candidate for the armband. And to believe Le Figarothe preference given to the PSG striker could have serious consequences.
Strongly disappointed by the choice of Didier Deschamps, Antoine Griezmann could indeed take a radical decision. The No. 7 tricolor would indeed reflect on his future in selection and would be ready to put an end to his adventure in the France team. The two matches against the Netherlands and Ireland could therefore be Madrid’s last with the Blues. A departure from the native of Mâcon would be a terrible blow for the France team, which would lose its third top scorer (42 goals) and its best passer (28 assists).
Departures that weigh heavily
Main architect of the beautiful course of the Blues at the Euro and the coronation in Russia, Antoine Griezmann still played a key role in Qatar in a role yet remote, stunning teammates, observers and supporters. The only false note was his performance in the final against Argentina, which left a bitter taste in his mouth. Present at a press conference on Monday, the first day of the rally, Didier Deschamps was also full of praise for his star player.
“Antoine has this ability to be an attacking midfielder but, by the volume he has, to be integrated into the midfield. We did good things like that during the World Cup, it’s obviously an interesting option. Antoine had the opportunity to play again in this position at the club, but also as a second striker”, he explained, confirming that the use of the Madrid player in the midfield was “an option which was good and which can be reused”.
And according to The team, other elements must be taken into account. The retirements of Raphaël Varane and Hugo Lloris as well as the difficulties of Paul Pogba to find the France team also weigh heavily. The way in which this gathering will take place will therefore be decisive in the reflection of the former Barcelonnais.