Matteo Guendouzi may have it bad. Because if we except the players who have announced their international retirement and the injured, he is the only player among the vice-world champions not to have been called up for the first two matches of the Blues since the World Cup. An absence justified by Didier Deschamps in the columns of Provence.

“I know what he can do in the different systems where he plays. I don’t interfere with what my ex-partner Igor (Tudor, editor’s note) does. Just because Matteo isn’t there doesn’t mean he won’t be summoned next time. It’s the same thing for the players that I selected this time. It requires confirmation. It all depends on the choice I make at the time. I make sure to take into account all the elements at my disposal to bring competition”, he explained.