France will face Iceland and Germany in October’s international break and Didier Deschamps has announced his 23-man squad for his side’s two fixtures.
Hours before the World Cup winning revealed the names of these players, we carried a report from L’Equipe, who claimed that Everton duo of Kurt Zouma and Lucas Digne could get a call-up, and the two have been included in the squad.
The Toffees secured the left-back’s services from Barcelona in the summer transfer window, after he left the Catalan club because of the lack of starts in the first team.
For Marco Silva’s side, Digne has made six appearances in all competitions and Les Bleus head coach pointed out getting minutes at Everton has been the trigger for a return.
“He was a substitute (for Russia). Lucas was with us for many selections. I understand his disappointment (for not being including in the 2018 World Cup squad),” Deschamps was quoted as saying by France Football.
“He was very often with us. He changed clubs after Barcelona where he had very little playing time. He has more (playing time at Everton) and it seems logical for him to come back.”
Digne’s last outing with the national team came in a friendly fixture against Russia in March and his latest call-up is likely to boost his confidence to further improve his game at Goodison Park.