Deschamps justifies himself for two Marseillais


In an interview for the newspaper ProvenceDidier Deschamps, the coach of the Blues, mentioned the cases of two Marseillais who were not called up to the Blues for the list for the month of March.

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Jonathan Clauss Valentin Rongier Dimitri Payet OM

Present at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Mattéo Guendouzi, who has suffered a marked drop in form since his return to competition with OM in 2023, was not selected for the matches of the French team against the Netherlands, Friday, then Ireland, Monday. The coach of the Blues, however, said that it was in no way final: “I know what he can do in the different systems where he plays. (…) It is not because Matteo is not there that he will not be summoned the next time. It’s the same thing for the players that I selected this time. It requires confirmation. It all depends on the choice I make at the time. I make sure to take into account all the elements at my disposal to bring competition.”

Training central midfielder, Mattéo Guendouzi is very often used in attacking midfield by Igor Tudor this season, which could have caused him harm lately.

Rontier, so close so far

Very fit with OM against Reims on Sunday, at PSG in the Coupe de France or more generally this season, Valentin Rongier could have reached the French team, as his coach hoped. Unfortunately for the captain of OM, this was not the case, but Didier Deschamps leaves the door open to the player trained at FC Nantes, like him: “Valentin Rongier has an interesting profile, he is doing good things with his club, he is performing well. The other players selected have different profiles. In its register, there is competition with those I have selected. I am, he was not shortlisted for this rally, he was also for the World Cup. Even if he is used differently from a tactical point of view, he is used more or less like Jordan (Veretout) with whom he forms a doublet, even occasionally lower or higher, with Mattéo (Guendouzi) too.

The only Marseille called up by DD is Jordan Veretout (30 years old). For Valentin Rongier and Mattéo Guendouzi, the goal is for the next rally.

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