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Mbappé? Giroud? Deschamps’ responses

Barely recovered from his thigh injury, Kylian Mbappé should indeed play against Sweden on Tuesday with the France team. It remains to be seen whether he will be the holder or not.

Didier Deschamps does not refrain from anything about Kylian Mbappé. Recovered from the thigh injury that kept him away from the field against Finland and Portugal, the PSG striker is deemed fit by the French medical staff to face Sweden on Tuesday as part of the final day of the group stage of the League of Nations. A match without a stake for the Blues already qualified for the Final 4 of the competition.

“Kylian is doing well, he followed the collective session yesterday (Sunday, editor’s note), we did things gradually with him so that he could be available against Sweden, according to the national coach on Monday at a press conference. He will do today’s session and I will discuss with him afterwards. We have two options, with their pros and cons. I will decide what is best for him and for the team. “

For Giroud, it’s complicated …

By “two options”, Didier Deschamps means tenure or entry during the meeting. A dilemma that also torments the boss of the Blues in terms of Marcus Thuram. “I had no doubts about his adaptability. He knows most of the players here. He is ready, with all that he is able to bring to us by his game and his presence. He does not balk at the efforts. He will be affected at one point or another by tomorrow’s game, that’s for sure. “

It is much more blurry for a Olivier Giroud who saw his international credit expire due to lack of playing time at Chelsea. “I don’t give advice, I give advice, but it’s always the players who make the decisions. Olivier is in a complicated situation… to see if he can improve it, for the France team but also and especially for him. He had every interest in having playing time. Between now and January, we will see if he gets more. And then we’ll see if he stays or not. He knows what I’m thinking. I don’t forget what he has done and what he is able to do for us. “

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