Summoned for the first time last June, Ibrahima Konaté had not escaped hazing. The central defender of the France team had to sing in front of the group. But due to his shyness, the Liverpool player had arranged for the video not to be broadcast.
Before the announcement of November 9, Ibrahima Konaté was not even certain to appear in the list of Didier Deschamps. A few days later, here he is tipped in the eleven which will start against Australia on Tuesday, for the first match of the French team in the 2022 World Cup. A lot of pressure on the shoulders of the central defender of Liverpool who continues his adaptation at the Blues. As a reminder, the former RB Leipzig player made his selection debut last June.
This small event had necessarily forced him to go through the hazing box, and more precisely by the traditional song at the table in front of the whole group. But why have the images of his performance never leaked on social networks? In an interview with the Parisian site, Ibrahima Konaté revealed his scheme to avoid any publication. ” No song in front of the band? Oh yes, I didsaid the international tricolor. But… I must admit that I did something on purpose so that it was not broadcast. (Laughs) »
Ninho to escape the public
” I explain to you: I often listen to rap, with a lot of swear words in the songs generallysaid the native of Paris. So I said to myself that if I sang one like that – it was Ninho, I think – our accounts wouldn’t be able to broadcast it on the networks! I’m still a shy person despite everything, so I bet on this little subterfuge. Rudeness in front of coach Didier Deschamps and his staff, moreover for his first visit to Clairefontaine, you had to dare.