Touched in a duel in training on Tuesday evening, Christopher Nkunku was forced to forfeit the World Cup with France.
A huge blow for the RB Leipzig striker, exceptional last season with his club and who had great ambitions for this World Cup with France. Called during the last rally, Randal Kolo-Muani was summoned by Didier Deschamps to compensate for the absence of Christopher Nkunku and will therefore play his first World Cup. A logical choice for some, less for others who would have liked a more creative player like Nabil Fekir for example. On the set of the Chaîne L’Equipe, the journalist Bertrand Latour also submitted the idea of selecting the 2018 world champion playing at Bétis Seville rather than the former FC Nantes striker, whose profile is very similar. to that of Marcus Thuram for example.
Kolo Muani rather than Fekir, a questioning choice
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“If he had called Nabil Fekir instead of Kolo-Muani, we could also have found that logical by highlighting that Fekir is world champion, that he is a very good player at Bétis Sevilla and that this would have had a certain logic analyzed Bertrand Latour, whose opinion was joined by Walid Acherchour on Twitter. “I like Kolo Muani a lot and I would have taken him in place of Thuram but now you are going to tell me that Deschamps is not lost? Kolo Muani and Nkunku are they the same profiles? Get me a fast creator like Diaby or a slow creator like Fekir. I understand nothing “ railed the RMC consultant, who does not understand the choice of Randal Kolo-Muani to replace Christopher Nkunku insofar as the players absolutely do not have the same profile. To conclude, Nabil Djellit was also on this line. “In a team that needs technique, personally I would have taken Fekir. Every day “ believes the columnist of La chain L’Equipe and Europe 1. Even when it comes to a 28th man (after Disasi), the choices of Didier Deschamps continue to cause controversy…