Todibo bounces back to his big premiere


Not summoned at first, Jean-Clair Todibo will replace Wesley Fofana in Didier Deschamps’ list for the next two matches for the France team.

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Jean-Clair Todibo, OGCN Nice

Last Thursday, after the success against Sheriff Tiraspol (3-1) and Nice’s qualification for the quarter-finals of the Europa League Conference, Jean-Clair Todibo reconsidered his non-selection for the France team. Disappointed, the central defender of the Aiglons did not want Didier Deschamps and was looking to the future to claim to integrate the Blues. The 23-year-old will not wait long to realize his dream, that of a first call to the A.

“A dream come true”

As a result of the injury to Chelsea central defender Wesley Fofana, the former member of FC Barcelona is called to the rescue by the 2018 world champions for the two matches against the Netherlands (March 24) and Ireland (27 March), counting for the qualifiers for the 2024 European Championship. Great news for the native of Cayenne in the same way as the defender of AS Monaco, Axel Disasi, for his part retained to compensate for the unavailability of William Saliba .

36 meetings this season

The Habs confided their reaction after the decision of “DD”. On instagramthe ex-Schalke 04 tenant published a comic strip and recalled that his career could have been dotted, after the announcement in 2009 of a doctor telling him that he probably could not play football anymore. “A dream come true! I am so proud to be called up to the France team. Thank you all for your support and Go Blues!”

This summons results from good performances with the Gym, joined on loan during the winter of 2021 from the Blaugrana before his final transfer six months later for 8.50 million euros. Since the start of the 2022-2023 season, Jean-Clair Todibo has played 36 matches in all competitions, including 26 Ligue 1 matches.

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