The Manchester United striker, author of a great start to the season with his club, made his return to the selection almost eight months after his last appearance with the Blues.
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from Maxime Goldbaum
There are opportunities not to be missed. The Manchester United striker Anthony Martial was named in the list of 23 players for Didier Deschamps to face the Netherlands in the last league game A (16 November) and Uruguay in friendly (20 November). Author of a thundering start to the season with his team, he made his return to the tricolor group almost eight months after his last appearance in blue and after losing the right wagon to join the group of the French team at the World Cup in Russia . He knows that his chances of settling permanently in the group will go through more regular performances, in a team where offensive talent is not lacking.
Anthony Martial is "A young player who, I hope, is developing a certain maturity" Didier Deschamps justified in a press conference. "It's been a while since he's in the French team, with positive periods and more difficult periods, it's also valid in the club", he continued the Blues coach.
Despite a convincing match against Germany in November 2017 in a friendly (2-2), Martial has never completely convinced Didier Deschamps, who has deplored his "They tend to be a little relaxed". Critics also released by his club coach, Portuguese José Mourinho, who has regularly criticized his inconsistency and lack of professionalism.
"He has improved his way of thinking about football"
Author of five goals in the last four days of the Premier League, the 22-year-old continues the highest level performance from the start of the season. He allowed his team to take ten points out of twelve in the last four days of the championship.
The praises are now unanimous, even with his coach with whom he had conflicting relationships: "He has the same talent a year or two ago, but he has improved his way of thinking about football and his role on the team.", judged Jose Mourinho after his team's victory against Bournemouth.
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For the Portuguese coach, a great player "He's a talented player who is consistent and includes a football game as a whole, one thing is having talent, another is being a great player, he's getting closer to becoming a great player, so I'd like you to stay I know the club wants me to stay, so I hope it will stay. "
At the end of the contract, in June 2019, Anthony Martial leaves, in fact, doubts about his future, probably scalded by the difficulties encountered by his transfer from Monaco to Manchester for 80 million euros in 2015.
Author of only one small goal in 18 appearances, Anthony Martial made his debut with the Blues on September 4, 2015 against Portugal. Three long years that have not allowed him to establish himself as a full member of the French team.
"It has some oscillations, maybe a bit of concentration, which could suggest it's an involvement, […] must fight against this to overcome the course and have a regularity for an entire season, even for different seasons ", concluded, clear, Didier Deschamps.
If he uses the Thomas Lemar package to reintegrate the tricolor group, Martial also has to face the competition of the Florentine Thaisin and the potential of the Kingsley Coman in Monaco. Its versatility – it can move to the left or right of the attack – its sense of purpose and its flashing accelerations make it, however, a winning card for the future of the French team's attack. Constancy is lacking.