April 14, 2024

It’s all over for Deschamps!

November 9 is a sad anniversary for Jonathan Clauss. Although he is expected to be included in Didier Deschamps’ France squad for the matches against Gibraltar and Greece, the Marseille full-back did not hear his name mentioned by the French coach when announcing his 25-man squad for the FIFA World Cup.mps had explained that Les Bleus would have to renew themselves in order to su…

November 9 is a sad anniversary for Jonathan Clauss. Although he is expected to be included in Didier Deschamps’ France squad for the matches against Gibraltar and Greece, the Marseille full-back did not hear his name mentioned by the French coach when announcing his 25-man squad for the FIFA World Cup.mps had explained that Les Bleus would have to renew themselves in order to surprise, which they did after the failure of Euro 2021. But while the French team relied on this system to win the Nations League a year earlier, the defensive imbalances did not go unnoticed by the pragmatic Basque.

The absence of Jonathan Clauss did not benefit a full-back with a more defensive profile. Théo Hernandez was the only professional full-back on the list, with Didier Deschamps opting to field eight axial defenders, including Benjamin Pavard and JuThe former Marseille man now sees him as a central defender.