With the retirement of Hugo Lloris, Didier Deschamps must find a new captain for the France team. If Raphaël Varane seemed to be the ideal candidate, the Manchester United defender also hung up his boots with the selection and left the field open to Kylian Mbappé.
The France team will experience a small revolution. The owners of 2018 are almost all absent. Retired or injured, the world champions leave it up to Didier Deschamps to find a new captain. The one who will have to take over the torch from Hugo Lloris will soon be appointed by the coach of the Blues. On the occasion of the new gathering of the France team, the former OM coach unveiled the list of players who will face the Netherlands and Ireland in qualifying for Euro 2024. Didier Deschamps also questioned about the identity of the next captain of the Habs. The French technician was unable to decide even if he mentioned the name of Kylian Mbappé.
Deschamps does not decide but thinks well of Mbappé
“There are some that I think are possible. Kylian is one of them. It will go through discussions with them before I make my decision. There is a responsibility to being a captain, with a little more important obligations. I want to have this discussion internally before I make my decision.” said the former wearer of the armband when he was a player for the France team. The next French captain will probably be either Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann or Olivier Giroud, three of the most experienced players. The PSG striker is the one who is acclaimed by the fans to recover Lloris’ armband. At club level, Kylian Mbappé is beginning to take responsibility and often has the captain’s armband when Marquinhos is absent. Didier Deschamps also dismissed a player from this responsibility. Adrian Rabiot. “Even if he has some experience, we also know each other well, as he is, he has a possible form of leadership, but the captaincy, I don’t know if he really wants it deep down. That it stays as it already is will be very good” explained the former Juventus player after a question from an Italian journalist about Adrien Rabiot at a press conference. Mbappé is more than ever a candidate to be captain.