Why Upamecano was left out of the French Squad Explains Deschamps

Fri 06 November 2020 | 12:58

France coach reveals the main reason why he didn’t call Upamecano for international duty.

Didier Deschamps

stated the reason why he left

Dayot Upamecano

out of the French squad is due to the “difficult moment” that the player has been going through lately. The France squad who will face Finland for a friendly match and Portugal and Sweden for Nation League matches kept

RP Leipzig

defender out of their team for now but he will join them in the future says Deschamps.

"There is a lot of competition in this position. He was with us before. He's going through a more difficult moment," the France coach told a news conference.

"He knows he can do better. He was quite emotional during his first call up in September, and in October as well. He's a young player and he has the potential. He's playing many games.

"Of course, if it's not him, it's another, it's about the competition. Kurt Zouma in that case, who's doing very well, he's a starter at Chelsea and he knows the French team as well.

"The door is not closed. I make that choice today because it's logical to me. Will it be the same in March and June? It's the same thing for all of the players who were not called but can hope to be in the national team."

Further the French coach commented on the absence of


’s player

Ousmane Dembele

saying that "Ousmane is coming back from a big injury, he's playing again, 60 minutes, one half, 30 minutes, 20 minutes... You need to give him time,"

"I know what he can do because he was with us two years ago. He had injuries, it's up to him go back to his full form. It's not the case and it's normal."

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source: SportMob