In today’s French national team press conference, Didier Deschamps was notably asked about the situation of former France starter Mathieu Debuchy.
Deschamps had the following to say:
“Mathieu has not lost all of his qualities overnight. But he has played very little. He needs to face up to the competition at his club. I spoke to him in September. He is a player who is under contract at Arsenal. He is somebody who is rational and intelligent. You cannot pretend to be at 100% at international level when you play so little. Up to him to see what happens in December, January.”