Kheira Hamraoui shared her incomprehension after her non-selection in the French women’s team on Tuesday. The Barça midfielder split a message for coach Corinne Deacon.
Exiled since 2018 at Barça, Kheira Hamraoui has signed a superb 2020-2021 season. Insufficient to convince Corinne Deacon to summon her for the friendly match of Les Bleues against Germany on June 10 in Strasbourg. Absent from the selection since April 2019, the 31-year-old player can no longer digest this situation and made it clear this Tuesday on social networks.
“I miss you so much team of France, launched Kheira Hamraoui in a message aiming in half-words the choice of Deacon. What could I have done more to be able to find you?”
“It is not because she won three titles that I will necessarily take her”, defends Deacon
If the non-selection of the former PSG and OL could be explained last year, for sporting reasons, the absence of Kheira Hamraoui seems more difficult to justify this season. Holder in the midfield of the Barcelona team, the tricolor midfielder won the championship, the national cup and the Women’s Champions League. A superb hat-trick in the club which did not reopen the doors to Les Bleues. Despite her 36 caps in selections, Kheira Hamraoui did not find favor in the eyes of Corinne Deacon.
“I haven’t taken her all season, it’s not because she won three titles that I’m going to take her. I followed her performance, I follow the performance of other players who are abroad, was justified Corinne Deacon at a press conference. I decided to see again Sandie Toletti who was absent on the last gathering. On the same post, I preferred Toletti. (…) I did not. I have no problem with Kheira. It’s a sporting decision only. No decision is ever final, one way or another. “
In addition to the Barça player, several big names from the French women’s team are missing for this duel against Germany. In the process of leaving for the United States, Eugénie Le Sommer is not on the list of 23 Bleues.
No more than his partner of OL, Amandine Henry, dismissed “simply on the sporting criterion” according to the French coach who defends “a decision of the moment” and not a sidelining because of their personal differences.