Ferland mendy returns to the French national team for the next three international matches, the last before the Eurocup. Didier deschamps, coach of the national team, returns to call up the Real Madrid player, whom he dispensed with in the previous national team break in November 2020.
France will play three qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup, the first at home and two on the road: the 24th against Ukraine in Saint-Denis, the 28th against Kazakhstan and the 31st against Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Deschamps He explained that his choice for the 23 who will play the European Championship “is not closed” and that everything will depend on the performance of the players in their clubs, although he acknowledged that those who usually go to the national team have a certain advantage.
The coach praised the versatility of Mendy, who was already in the national team last October and seems to be consolidating himself as one of the coach’s favorite defenders. The Real Madrid winger now has seven caps for his country.
“He has the ability to play on both sides, he has played some games with Madrid on the right, although he plays much more on the left. I think it is his natural position,” he said.
Deschamps noted that Mendy has a lot of competition in his position, although he recognized that the fact of playing in the Madrid gives him greater media exposure than his main rival for the position, former barcelonista Lucas Digne, who is in the Everton.