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Deschamps: French captain’s crisis over, Griezmann’s anger justified

Written by Hani Abdel Nabi

Thursday, March 23, 2023 10:21 PM

Didier Deschamps, coach of the national team France, Next year about the captain’s armband crisis that erupted due to the disappointment that affected Antoine Griezmann, who was chosen as the second captain behind Kylian Mbappe in the current camp before facing the Netherlands in the qualifiers for the European Championship “Euro 2024” organized by Germany.

The French Football Federation has officially announced that young Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe will captain the Roosters for the coming season, with the decision of French national team coach Didier Deschamps to succeed goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and the defender. Raphael Varane has retired from international football..

The Roosters’ two former captains announced their international retirement after France’s defeat at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where Argentina won the title on penalties..

The French national team has announced the appointment of Mbappe as its new captain, with Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann as the team’s second “vice-captain”.

Didier Deschamps confirmed: “Griezmann was disappointed at the time, and rightfully so. But he stopped there. From what I see, everyone has the same goal in terms of the team.”.

“Antoine is the vice-captain and he has an important role as always,” said Deschamps.

Deschamps continued: “He’s been there from the start, he’s had less happy times, less pleasant times, he’s smart, through the camps and in group life, and doesn’t care a bit about it.”

Deschamps said of his players’ participation in the Paris Olympics: I don’t know if I can answer that, it’s more or less a good thing, the Olympic Games in France, a certain number of players can represent the team in this tournament, I wholeheartedly hope that the European Championship will take precedence, or both, I think there will be more discussions between the clubs and the players. , because players are not employees.”

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Deschamps emphasized: “It seems natural to me that the Olympic Games should be in France and that this French team representing our country should be as competitive as possible. In the past, unfortunately, the Olympic Games were not like that. There will be discussions, I will not be the producer.” The final result”.