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France coach Deschamps: Man City fullback Mendy now doing right thing

France coach Didier Deschamps says Manchester City fullback Benjamin Mendy deserves his recall.

Deschamps has selected Mendy for next week's Euros qualifiers, having questioned the player's off-field behaviour when he was injured.

But he explained: "He had a deficit with his knee injury. Whenever there are stops, the player is obliged to find rhythm. I do not despair for him, as for others, he understands that the field is not everything.

"As any player who has a serious injury, it changes the balance of the body and everything must be done to be well outside (the pitch) too. When I say everything, that's all, it does not prevent him to have a certain freedom.

"Now he seems to be on the right road."

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