Earlier in September, France coach Didier Deschamps had told the media that he would not be including players who are out due to injury in his world cup squad, but now, reports have emerged that he might consider a couple of players.
Deschamps may be without a number of star players for the upcoming World Cup because of ongoing injuries to Paul Pogba (meniscus), Ngolo Kante (hamstring), Lucas Hernadez (abductors), Lucas Digne (ankle), Raphael Varane (thigh), Boubacar Kamara (knee), and Mike Magnan (calf).
But, it is therefore understood that the head coach’s stance has changed, with Deschamps now suggesting that he will consider a couple of players including Manchester United defender, Rafael Varane and AC Milan goalkeeper, Mike Maignan.
The AC Milan goalkeeper has recently returned to Italy to undergo treatment for his calf injury under the supervision of the club doctors. As quoted by L’Équipe, Deschamps said:
“It necessarily depends on when the player was injured. Each case is different. For Raphaël, as for the others, the indispensable condition is that he is healed. The second criterion we set is the athletic condition. The player’s ability to perform will be accurately assessed. For example, there are differences between Raphaël’s muscular injuries and Paul’s joint injuries. The last criterion we establish is the competition in the position.”