Despite his very good start to the season with Olympique de Marseille, Dimitri Payet is facing a problem with a view to his return to the France team.
It has now been more than three years, since October 11, 2018 and a France-Iceland (2-2) at Guingamp, that Dimitri Payet no longer wore the jersey of theFrench team. The playmaker of theOlympic Marseille no longer in the plans of Didier Deschamps, he who had yet been an important element of the Blues at the start of Euro 2016.
Can Payet make his return to selection in November? The former Nantes player is doing everything for, being excellent with OM since the start of the season (6 goals and 2 assists in 8 Ligue 1 matches). “It’s exceptional what he does, Judge Frank Leboeuf, the Téléfoot consultant. We see Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, Mbappé… He is one of those people when he is at this level. “
“No room for him tactically”
From there to sending him to the France team, there is a small step that Leboeuf hesitates to take. “Of course he deserves”, believes the 1998 world champion, who however shows great doubt. “Now there is no device for such a player. The France team plays in 3-4-3 and we have the impression that there is no place for him, tactically. “
It is true that Payet will not be able to find in the France team the very particular 3-2-4-1 used by Jorge Sampaoli since the start of the season in Marseille. But in recent matches, Deschamps often aligns Antoine Griezmann in support of the Benzema-Griezmann duo, in a playmaker role where he does not really have a backing. Payet’s luck?
Does Dimitri Payet deserve to come back to the Blues?
Frank Leboeuf: “Of course he deserves. Now, there is no device for such a player. The France team plays in 3-4-3 and we have the impression that there is no has no room for him, tactically. ” pic.twitter.com/EgaYZiEBhG
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