Normally, the Clairefontaine player parade is the equivalent of a small fashion week. We examine the choice of sneakers, the style of jeans or the bold colors of others … Normally. On Monday, the Blues added to this "French touch" a completely different element, quite unreliable – in these proportions anyway – to alleviate: an avalanche of injuries. Just that.
If the package of Paul Pogba He was more or less knocked down – he was not in the score at the Manchester derby – Anthony Martial, with Sunday Manchester United, it was less obvious. The latter, betrayed by his adductors, was replaced by Alexandre Lacazette. Pogba left his place because of a thigh touched in the training to Moussa Sissoko. Two packages endorse this Monday at 2 pm.
Three hours after his convocation, Lacazette is also lost
The rest goes back to the wrong series. Called in the afternoon, Alexandre Lacazette will not play matches against the Netherlands and Uruguay. Three hours after the announcement of his arrival at the reinforcement, namely, at 17h precisely, the Gunner loses. "Alexandre Lacazette will not be able to answer his call. This decision was made after an exchange between Dr. Franck Le Gall and his counterparts in Arsenal," said the Blues statement. Without specifying improperly the nature of the injury and, therefore, the Lacazette package.
In contrast, Benjamin Mendy's injury is known. While playing the Manchester derby full, the left side of the citizens also pulled on the towel, half an hour after the announcement about Lacazette (5:30 PM), because of a sporulated left knee and a meniscal injury. It's the Lyonnais Ferland Mendy who happens. Like Plea, old Havrais had never tried A before.
The avalanche has calmed down. Definitely? Some Blues were spared this weekend, such as Nabil Fekir, the victim of a small muscle fatigue and did not play against Guingamp. Didier Deschamps said well in the preamble of this day, when he justified in a press conference for his group's lack of openness: "It's a tough time for players. Moment." Hurt that forced him to open a little more the door.