France Boss Deschamps Takes Stock of Inter Stalwarts

France resume their UEFA EURO Qualification matches when they take on The Netherlands on matchday seven, and coach Didier Deschamps took stock of two Inter players.

Speaking to the media ahead of the international break, Deschamps praised Marcus Thuram for integrating well into Simeone Inzaghi’s 3-5-2 system (via Tuttomercatoweb).

“He’s still young, he has a lot of opportunities to improve ahead of him. I told him, as his father Lilian already did, that a striker is there mainly to score goals in Italy. He is the one who measures his effectiveness and must make sure that it is as high as possible. He plays behind another striker and has freedom in Inter’s 3-5-2.”

The World Cup-winning coach also spoke about wingback Benjamin Pavard and his ideal position on the pitch.

“I have two options, but between him and Jules Koundé, the one who is put in the center is Pavard, who has more difficulty playing as a full-back. He has played there every now and then, but not recently. Koundé alternates between the two, and he knows what I expect from him. He’s been playing in this position for a while.”

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