Speaking in his post-match press conference, France boss Didier Deschamps provided an update on the fitness of Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kanté, who was due to start last night in France’s 1-0 win over Iceland but was withdrawn from the starting XI 10 minutes before kick-off.
“He felt a pain in the adductor region. He had this feeling where he was not at ease. I took this decision, so as to prevent it from being aggravated. By putting Moussa in, I knew that he was ready. I don’t think it is too serious for NG. But I don’t have an answer (for the match vs Turkey on Monday) tonight.”