With the international retirement of Hugo Lloris and Steve Mandanda, Didier Deschamps finds himself faced with a huge project for the hierarchy of goalkeepers in the France team. But the early return of Mike Maignan to competition takes a big thorn out of him.
Following the World Cup, several players decided to hang up their crampons, especially in the France team. This is the case of Karim Benzemawho did not play in the World Cup, but alsoHugo Lloris and Steve Mandanda, respectively number 1 and number 2 in the hierarchy of goalkeepers. Which therefore offers a hell of a headache to Didier Deschamps.
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Maignan back in February?
Especially since Mike Maignanthe designated successor ofHugo Lloris, has been injured for several months. But on Tuesday, on the sidelines of the heavy defeat of theAC Milan against the Lazio (0-4), Paolo Maldini seemed reassuring. ” Maignan’s last exams seem to have gone well. We expect to have it in February, but I don’t know when exactly “, he confided to DAZN.
Relief for Deschamps
The former Lille therefore applies for a return against Tottenham February 14 in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League and should thus be available for the next gathering of the French team for the first two qualifying matches for Euro 2024 against the Netherlands (March 24), then in Ireland (March 27). Good news for Didier Deschamps who will be able to launch the era Maignan in Blues.