My tribe

France coach Deschamps explains ignoring in-form Man Utd attacker Martial

France coach Didier Deschamps has explained leaving Manchester United striker Anthony Martial out of his latest squad.

Martial was a surprise omission by Deschamps when he named his squad earlier today.

“He's a player who's probably better when he starts than when he comes on," he explained.

“A bit like [Alexandre] Lacazette. All 24 players want to start. Anthony is much better, he's decisive. The last game highlights what he can do.

“He's getting back to a good level. He's more used by Mourinho.

“He could have been in the squad. It's a choice. He was there during the Euro, he went through a tough time, which he got over.

“I can only tell him to continue to make me think about him."

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?