“It’s not something that makes me happy”, Deschamps was taken aback

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Like Hugo Lloris, Raphaël Varane has announced his international retirement. The Manchester United defender therefore decides to end his adventure with the France team, at only 29 years old. With 93 selections, the player had become one of the pillars of coach Didier Deschamps, who bitterly regrets this premature retirement.

Didier Deschamps therefore loses in the space of a few weeks, both its titular goalkeeper and captain in the person ofHugo Llorisbut also his defender, namely Raphael Varane. The latter announced this Thursday his international retirement at 29 years old. At the microphone of BFMthe French coach wanted to react.

“It’s his decision, we have to respect it”

The coach of Blues Didier Deschamps first wanted to praise the human qualities of Raphael Varane : “The player, everyone knows him, even if we have to salute this immense career he had in the club. Through his career in the France team where he was under 20, he had a very high level career in sport. On a human level, he is a very endearing person, with values. At first he was among the youngest and in turn he took over to become one of the executives”.

“I would have preferred him to wait longer but…”

Didier Deschamps continues: “He was a player with whom I took great pleasure in discussing among the old ones with Hugo (Lloris) and others. (On his international retirement) It’s his decision, you have to respect it. It’s not something that makes me happy. Only he knows why he made this decision. He is someone who has always had maturity. I would have preferred that he waited longer but thank you for everything”. The coach of the France team will now have to rack his brains to elect a new captain.

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