While he will be authorized to compose a group of 26 for Euro 2020, Didier Deschamps will have to make a decision concerning Anthony Martial, who will soon be restored.
Victim of a sprained left knee during theFrench team in Kazakhstan (0-2), on March 28, in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, Anthony Martial is not forfeited for the rest of the season. After several weeks of rest, the 25-year-old striker resumed collective training with the Red Devils on Monday and could play in the last matches of the season for his team.
“Toto” Martial therefore still has a chance to participate in theEuro 2020. Author of a mixed season with Manchester United (36 matches in all competitions, 7 goals), he has managed to win the confidence of Didier Deschamps since last fall. The coach of the Blues gave him playing time during the last 4 meetings of the Blues.
Bad timing for Martial and Deschamps
The concern for Martial is that he should be fully operational for MU’s last two Premier League games on May 19 and 23, against Fulham and Wolverhampton. And his team could then play the final of the Europa League on the 26th. Except that “La Dèche” will unveil its list of 26 players on … Tuesday the 18th (on TF1 and M6). He will therefore have to decide whether or not to summon a player who has just returned to competition, 4 weeks before the competition …
If the French coach can select 3 more players, he may not need so many attackers. Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappé and Wissam Ben Yedder (which was in balance with Martial) can evolve into a point, which seems more than enough. In his offensive sector, Deschamps could thus equip himself with a different profile like Nabil Fekir, who had not been summoned in March.
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