Has the hierarchy changed among the goalkeepers of the France team? The level of Alphonse Areola this season could make Didier Deschamps think.
With the international retirement of Hugo Lloris announced just before the 2022 World Cup, the French team has found Mike Maignan and successor in the garden position. Particularly convincing on the pitch with the tricolor jersey, the AC Milan goalkeeper, however, experienced some small failures in front of the Milan cage. His fragile physique also left him on the sidelines on several occasions. Among the Blues, the runner-up in the hierarchy, Brice Samba, no longer displays the same level as a few months ago. Any benefit for Alphonse Areola?
This is your chance at the current height of number one becoming, the West Ham garden can save you the number two place with the Blues. This is the support of Anthony Clément, on the set of the channel The Team. “ The final announcement, which will be presented to West Ham, will also take place during the Europa League Conference. (Areola starts during the competition, editor’s note). This is based on the work of Lukasz Fabianski, who has number one, is number two and has the opposite number. »
The euro too close?
According to the journalist, things could also change on the side of the France team. “ It’s very regular and very strong. The festive period has a special participation package for this match against Arsenal, which has a spirit mark, but it is also available against Manchester United. And when we talk about change of status, this has already been done in club, so why not in selection. He has seniority on his side. As for now, with Deschamps, there is a revolution. This Brice Samba who had gone ahead during an exceptional season with Lens. There, Brice Samba has come down a little from his cloud, Areola is higher than last year, so the curves can cross. »
The final choice is indicated by Didier Deschamps, but the reflection is certain that it is aimed at the French selection and the staff. For Anthony Clément in any case, “ This is a chosen person (for Alphonse Areola) and has the same number in the France team. » The fact remains that as Euro 2024 approaches, and while the Blues only have one more meeting before the competition, Didier Deschamps could favor stability and a status quo in the hierarchy of his goalkeepers.