Despite having options like Layvin Kurzawa at his disposal, Didier Deschamps is about to make a very bold decision ahead of the World Cup.
According to RMC Sport, the former Juventus manager is going to select Benjamin Mendy as his main left-back for his squad to go to Russia with either Lucas Digne or Lucas Hernandez as the Manchester City defender’s backup.
We call the decision bold for one very simple reason: Mendy hasn’t completed 90 minutes of professional football since September 16th in his side’s 6-0 away demolition of Watford.
We’re also not saying it’s the wrong choice to make, as there’s no denying the 23-year-old is by far the best left-back, when fully fit, at Deschamps’ disposal.
This probably means everyone around the France international is confident Mendy’s knee is fully healed and there’s little risk of a relapse, as so often happens with ligament injuries.
The fact the Manchester City defender has featured three times in the past four games has certainly helped him a little bit, but there will be a lot of questions regarding his ability to complete 90 minutes at the highest level going into the international tournament.