Coup de theater in the France team, Deschamps cannot believe it


It’s a small surprise. After Hugo Lloris and Steve Mandanda, it was Raphaël Varane who took everyone by surprise by announcing his international retirement at only 29 years old. A decision that Didier Deschamps accepts, but the coach does not hide his surprise and especially recognizes that he has difficulty understanding this decision.

After Karim Benzema, Steve Mandanda And Hugo Llorisa fourth player announced the end of his international career, namely Raphael Varane. After 10 years in Blues, punctuated by three major finals and a World title, the defender of Manchester United decided to stop the Blues at just 29 years old. An announcement that surprised everyone, including Didier Deschamps who recognizes that he does not fully understand this decision, which he nonetheless respects.

“He has had a very high level sporting career”

The player, everyone knows him, even if we have to salute this immense career he had in the club. Through his career in the France team where he was under 20, he had a very high level career in sport. On a human level, he is a very endearing person, with values. At first he was among the youngest and in turn he took over to become one of the executives “, launches the coach of the France team at the microphone of BFM before continuing.

“It’s not something that makes me happy”

He was a player with whom I took great pleasure in discussing among the old ones with Hugo (Lloris) and others. (On his international retirement) It’s his decision, you have to respect it. It’s not something that makes me happy. Only he knows why he made this decision. He is someone who has always had maturity. I would have preferred that he waited longer but thank you for everything », adds Didier Deschamps.

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