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Lloris on the trio he forms with Mandanda and Areola
“We know each other very well, we also experienced the coronation in 2018 and we have very good memories of it. Afterwards, the vagaries mean that Mike will not be with us and we are disappointed for him. We are pleased to find Steve because we have been following each other for many, many years. He is competitive because he is doing good things with Stade Rennais after a complicated year last season, we can only be respectful of that. Steve, he is also taking up space in the vestiair is a fighter and we will need him for the upcoming matches.”
Lloris on Marcus Thuram
“On a penalty session, he took responsibility and scored against Switzerland at the Euro. He is talented and has gained experience over the past two years. He is smiling, happy to be among the 26.”
Lloris on the positioning of footballers on human rights
“We cannot remain insensitive to these subjects. As I said earlier, something will be done in a few days or hours. We are asking more and more of the players. But I believe that we must keep the focus on the game. Outside, everyone is free to express themselves and defend their opinions.”
More responsibilities in the absence of Pogba?
Lloris: “I can’t calculate, it’s based on the moment or the feeling. I’m not going to do more or do less. Everyone has their own leadership. When it goes in the direction of the collective, it can only “Be a good thing. I’m excited to play a World Cup. It’s important to find a bit of freshness, it’s been a difficult time for everyone. We always try to respond.”
Lloris on injuries
“It’s never easy to manage last minute injuries. It was already hard for Paul and N’Golo. For Mike, for Presnel, it’s a lot of disappointment. When there are absentees, I tendency to say that it gives opportunities to other players, it is up to them to seize them.”
Lloris: “The talent is there”
“As team leaders, as executives, we have to put all the players in the best possible position. The talent is there. You just have to find the right energy.”
Lloris on a possible action to denounce the non-respect of human rights
“I can’t answer you now, but something will be done and put in place. You will be kept informed in due course, shortly I think.”
Lloris on the curse of the reigning world champions
“We can’t not think about it. The coach and his staff have prepared the best team possible, even if there have been contests of circumstance with injuries. Being defending champions means that we are a team to beat, we have been able to feel it in recent years. Since the coronation in Russia, we feel that opponents are even more motivated to face us. There is the danger of the first matches, we have to prepare well because we know the importance of starting a competition well.”
Lloris on the image rights file and the charter on sponsors
“We have been heard, efforts are being made on the part of both parties. An agreement will be reached soon. But we are putting it aside because we are focused on this major event, it is an opportunity that presents itself every four years. , we want to put all the chances on our side. But for the good of the players present and for the future, we have to move forward on this convention. I have no doubt that it will lead to an agreement.”
Lloris on the four-man defense
“We have been exposed too much in recent competitions. We, the players, have a responsibility to do what is necessary to ensure that the energy is positive.”
Lloris on the LGBT armband
“Before doing anything, you need the agreement of FIFA and the FFF. On this issue, I have my personal opinion and that is in line with that of the president. When we welcome foreigners to France, we have the want them to follow our rules and respect our culture. I will do the same when I go to Qatar. We may not agree with that, but I will show respect.”
This is the end of the passage of Didier Deschamps
In 5 minutes, it will be Hugo Lloris’ turn.
Deschamps’ message to Amine Harit.
“Compared to Benoit Badiashile, I answered before. He did some interesting things with us, but it was in a three-man defense which is different from a four-man defense. It’s about defensive ability, Axel demonstrated for several weeks that he could have been there.
After the contact with Amine Harit, it leads to a relatively serious injury for Amine Harit, I wish him the speediest recovery, but these are actions of play, of contact, I will not… In sport, there is has injuries in training, sometimes alone. football is a contact sport. It could happen. And when you’re a defender, you’re more likely to get hurt than you get hurt. I know Axel is sorry, but he’s not going to feel guilty.”
News from Varane
“He’s in his protocol. He’s stepped up his athletic work. He’s touched up the ball. He’ll touch it up today. He still has some steps to take until Thursday. He’s fine. He has good morale and good sensations. He is supposed to be available for the first match.”
Left backs and the hinge
The two most accustomed to playing on the left of the hinge being right-handed are Konaté and Upamecano.
How to manage this preparation?
“There is none. A week is not preparation. A lot of players played yesterday, the two days here will be mainly used for recovery. We travel on Wednesday and then we will have a few days like in the club to prepare for Tuesday’s game. The goal is for everyone to be in the collective session on Thursday.”
Lucas Hernandez rather left back
The two Hernandez brothers will therefore be in competition for the left-back position.
Still doubts before the 7 p.m. list?
“No, I have no doubts. But the 26 who are there are supposed to be able to play the first match.”
Axel Disasi, first right central defender
Deschamps does not play on his versatility.
On Kimpembe’s package
“I’m not going to go into all the details. Everything has been done to allow him to be available. Afterwards, there is the reality. That of Wednesday is not that of today. There is his situation physical and his feelings too. He is someone who is honest, and he had the honesty to face the reality, even if it is painful today. Unfortunately, Kim does not have all the elements to to be ready for what awaits us. I called Axel Disasi because of what he does with his club. And left-handed or right-handed? In a two-man defense it’s different, and I have right-handers who play on the left .”
Let’s go for Didier Deschamps’ conf, we’re talking about the surprises of the day
Did Thuram’s arrival happen because Karim Benzema is in trouble? “No answers Deschamps. In my mind I knew I was going to take a 26th but I preferred to take a step back from all the matches of the weekend to have the clearest possible picture. From the moment I had this photograph, I took the player I had in mind but it’s not in relation to Karim or another striker who might have concerns”.
Official Blue jersey numbers
Moments before Didier Deschamps’ press conference, the French team announced the jersey numbers that the players will wear during the World Cup in Qatar.
Note that Karim Benzema will keep the number 19 while the 9 will be on the shoulders of Olivier Giroud.
Start of the Deschamps press conference at 4 p.m.
It is particularly expected given the changes in the list this morning. Remember that the list must be sent to Fifa at 7 p.m.
World Cup: Macron in Qatar in case of half of the Blues
Emmanuel Macron will travel to Qatar if the Blues reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, which begins on Sunday. Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra will have dinner this Monday with the French team in Clairefontaine before the departure of the French delegation for Qatar on Wednesday morning.
Kick-off of the Blues rally in Clairefontaine
This is where it all begins. This Monday, the 26 Blues selected for the World Cup in Qatar have an appointment at the National Football Institute in Clairefontaine, in the Yvelines.
While all the players had to arrive before noon, Karim Benzema was the first to arrive. The 2022 Ballon d’Or, who has only played 28 minutes since October 19, has been attended by Steve Mandanda, Ousmane Dembélé and Dayot Upamecano. Smiling, Mbappé arrived shortly after 11:30 a.m. Called at the last minute, Marcus Thuram climbed the famous steps of the castle around 11:45 a.m.
More information here.
With AT in Clairefontaine
Kimpembe’s message after his package
On Twitter, the PSG defender posted a message a few seconds after the formalization of his package.
“After various tests carried out with the technical teams of PSG but also of the French team, I made the decision not to play the World Cup. As many know, I am always ready to fight for the selection and representing my country is always a source of immense pride and having the chance to play in the most prestigious of competitions again is an honour.
Unfortunately, my health comes first and the latest tests have shown that I will not be able to ensure a 200% performance and I do not wish to destabilize the group. I wish the best of competitions to all my teammates, I have confidence in you and I will always be your first supporter… Come on Les Bleus!”
Kimpembe package, Disasi called
Thunderbolt! The France team announces the package of Presnel Kimpembe (27 years old, 28 selections), defender of PSG, for the World Cup. The Monegasque Axel Disasi (24) is called to replace him. Kimpembe made his return to competition this weekend with Paris after having several games for a hamstring injury, then a tendon. Disasi is called up for the first time in his career for the France team.
The FFF formalizes the appeal of Marcus Thuram
After deleting a first message on Twitter, the French Football Federation (FFF) has finally formalized the call of Marcus Thuram as the 26th player on the France team’s list for the World Cup.
“As the regulations gave him the possibility, Didier Deschamps decided to complete the list of players selected for the World Cup in Qatar, the statement said. The national coach has indeed called on an additional striker, namely Marcus Thuram The Borussia Mönchengladbach striker is expected before noon at Clairefontaine like all of his teammates.”
It’s confirmed, Thuram is well called in reinforcement as 26th player
RMC Sport confirms the call of Marcus Thuram, as the 26th player on the list of the France team. The Borussia Mönchengladbach player will join his teammates this Monday at Clairefontaine. (JRe)
The France team calls Thuram … before deleting the tweet
L’Equipe had announced the news first: Marcus Thuram called up as the 26th man of the Blues on Monday morning. An info confirmed by a tweet from the official account of the France team in the process … Except that a few minutes later, the tweet is deleted and the uncertainty remains.
Gathering at Clairefontaine this Monday
The 25 players selected by Didier Deschamps for the World Cup are expected this Monday in Clairefontaine. No injuries are to be deplored after the last matches of the various championships this weekend. The players will head to Doha on Wednesday.
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