This is a joke that should not go unnoticed. Asked about the absence of Ibrahima Konaté in the group for the reception of Toulouse (victory for the Reds 5 to 1), the Mersey club coach took a dig at the Blues coach , Didier Deschamps. In comments reported by RMC Sport, he criticized the use of his central defender during the last Blues rally: “He is not going to play tonight, he is not even in the group. I absolutely love everything about Ibou, but the problem is that he has had several injuries. Mr. Deschamps made him play 90 and 87 minutes in the last two matches, so we gave him a little rest. The Reds defender has been injured three times since his arrival on the banks of the Jersey, two muscular and one in the knee.
Ibrahima Konaté was in fact started during the two matches of the last international gathering, against the Netherlands and Spain. A choice which annoyed the German tactician, who said it again: “He could have played tonight, but he must also play on Sunday,” continued the Liverpool coach. Mr. Deschamps, this is how we rest the players. Not just three minutes,” he insisted, before concluding: “he’s a fantastic boy and a great player, France can be happy to have him.” It remains to be seen whether Deschamps will respond to him via the press.