Here we go for the last gathering of the year. The Blues met again this Monday at Clairefontaine, including the last one called up, Axel Disasi, summoned to compensate for Ibrahima Konaté's loss. The Chelsea defender was one of the few players (Giroud, Todibo, Saliba, Zaire-Emery) who we saw doing laps of the pitch in the company of the French team's physical trainer, Cyril Moine, under the eyes of Didier Deschamps, in full discussion with the rest of his staff. Not Guy Stéphan, the latter being assigned to the four players who braved the ambient coolness (a dozen degrees), a slight wind and the falling night, to kick the ball, the Parisians Randal Kolo Muani and Lucas Hernandez, the Turinese Adrien Rabiot and the Munich native Kingsley Coman. All in a very light and relaxed atmosphere. Recovery day for everyone.
In the tough with PSG, Kolo Muani showed little success during a strike exercise on goal, unlike Rabiot and Coman. “You have to put it on,” said Stéphan to the former Frankfurt and Nantes player. Deschamps' faithful assistant was over the moon when he saw him score a superb goal, to the applause of Lucas Hernandez. Lacking confidence, “Kolo” finished much better than he started this exercise.
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The rest of the troops remained in the room for treatment. However, all the players were gathered in front of the castle before the session, all in a circle, for a minute of silence in memory of the attacks of November 13, 2015. Mohamed Sanhadji, “Mr. Security” of the French team and guardian angel of the Blues, said a few words before this moment of contemplation. The values of the Republic and the solemnity of the moment were discussed during this short speech. The “DD” players will meet on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. for training, they who have two matches on the menu in this gathering in November, in Nice against Gibraltar on Saturday (8:45 p.m.), and in Athens on November 21 (8:45 p.m.). Two matches counting for the Euro 2024 qualifiers. France is already qualified.