When the French team gathers in September, some players will have a place to take for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Selected by Didier Deschamps for this international break, Alban Lafont and Randal Kolo Muani present their objectives.
In two months, the France team will defend its title of world champion in Qatar, on the occasion of the 2022 World Cup. If coach Didier Deschamps certainly already has an idea of the men who make the trip for the competition, qA few players will have a card to play during this period of international break. This is particularly the case for the goalkeeper of FC Nantes Alban Lafont and his former Canaris teammate Randal Kolo Muaniwho will now become Frankfurt, who will display his goals with the Blues.
The last named is very proud of his selection even if he admitted that it was a surprise. “Honestly for my part, I did not expect it at all. It’s a nice surprise, I’m very happy (…) I was shocked but also very happy for Alban (Lafont). Nantes time I did not think about it. It came more quickly than expected. It was in the back of my mind but I did not expect to be called up for the year 2022. It goes very quickly, we saw it well. If I’m here in front of you, it’s because I can now apply for the World Cup. For my part, yes, it’s in the back of my mind. It will be up to me to prove in training, in everyday life, and also when I go back to my club.named the 23-year-old striker at Clairefontaine, now a candidate for a place in the DD list for the World Cup, like the 23-year-old doorman, called in reinforcement after the injury of Hugo Lloris.
“Very happy to be here and also very proud to represent my country. I also wish a good recovery to Hugo who has had a little problem and who I hope will come back as soon as possible. It’s a dream of kid who comes true. It’s only the beginning, you have to keep working to achieve your goals (…) I hope to learn a lot of things. It’s my first selection so I’m here to discover too and to be at the disposal of the coach and train well to help the group. To rub shoulders with world champions with such a record is something exceptional for a football player and it can only be beneficial for the rest of my career”for his part underlined Alban Lafont, adopting a speech filled with humility.
The two players could have playing time this Thursday against Austria, during a decisive match for the Blues in the League of Nations. The latter will also face Denmark on Sunday evening, for the last day of the competition.