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Team France – EdF: Marcus Thuram, Les Bleus’ surprise guest at Euro? – FRENCH FOOTBALL

by: Adam Smith


Team France - EdF: Marcus Thuram, Les Bleus' surprise guest at Euro? - FRENCH FOOTBALL 1

Next summer, the French team will play Euro 2020. And for this prestigious competition, Didier Deschamps’ men will have a lot to do from the group stage.

In fact, the tricolor team will be remarkably against Germany and Portugal. Suffice it to say that the French team will have to be ready from the first match in Munich so as not to weaken their qualifying chances. Therefore, Didier Deschamps will have to select fit players, having benefited from substantial playing time during the season so as not to have bad surprises in the face of the frenetic pace of a competition like the Euro. Marcus Thuram, an undisputed holder of Borussia Monchengladbach, is enjoying a full season in Germany. That’s why he believes in his chances of joining Les Bleus, as indicated in the columns of French football.

“I’m not far away (from Les Bleus). I know that to go to the French team one day, you have to go well with my club. So I try to concentrate every day. If he’s coming, he’s coming. You have to think about it because it’s a dream. But we don’t fix it either. We only have him somewhere in a corner of our head. Thuram said, before briefly discussing its evolution in Germany. “I didn’t make passes before. I wanted to eliminate the players too much, I loved: haggling, haggling, haggling. But I’ve changed. Now I’m having less fun with him. I found my pleasure in other things, on the last pass, the goal… Haggling is useless”. More mature since his departure from Guingamp to Munich, Marcus Thuram now hopes to have his chance at Les Bleus. It would take a great combination of circumstances to see it coming for Euro 2020, but with Didier Deschamps, anything is possible.