Deschamps’ announcement on the captaincy

The coach of the France team, Didier Deschamps, took stock of the captain’s armband with the Blues, vacant since the announcement of the international retirement of Hugo Lloris.

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This Thursday, Didier Deschamps unveiled the list of players selected for the two Euro 2024 qualifying matches against the Netherlands at the Stade de France (March 24) and in Ireland (March 27). Present in front of journalists, the coach of the France team was notably questioned about the captaincy within his group, the armband no longer having an owner since the international retirements of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and central defender Raphaël Varane. .

“Kylian is one of them”

The manager of the 2018 world champions warns that his choice has not yet been made, even if “DD” has admitted that Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappé is applying for the role. “There are some that I remember. Kylian is one of them. This will go through discussions with them before I make my decision. Criteria ? There is a responsibility in relation to being a captain, a little more important obligations. I want to have this discussion internally before making my decision. I’m not going to spin the armband, I prefer to have a well-defined choice with a shared responsibility between captain and vice-captain.

With 36 goals in 66 selections, the native of Bondy is obviously a legitimate candidate for the captain’s armband. In a recent newspaper interview The Parisian, the Bayonnais had not hidden his admiration for the former Monegasque. But we have to believe that his reflection is still continuing. The reception of the Oranje, for what will be the first outing of the Habs since their defeat against Argentina in the final of the 2022 World Cup, will settle the case for good.