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If the return of Karim Benzema to the France team has mobilized extraordinary media attention, the change of sporting nationality of Aymeric Laporte, from France to Spain, has also caused a lot of talk. International Espoirs, the defender of Manchester City who has never known a selection with the Blues of Didier Deschamps, and was selected by Luis Enrique to play the Euro with the Roja.
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“What bothers me is what he can say and which is untrue”
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Didier Deschamps, questioned about this change of sporting nationality, said in the columns of Provence: “He has this freedom, he did not play with us… He could have not had it, ten seconds with the Blues would have been enough. He’s always been on the pre-lists, but there is competition. Me, I do not take a player to prevent him from having a second choice. I wasn’t going to block it. What bothers me is what he can say and that is untrue. The only message I got from him, dates from October for a specific situation where he was injured in September, he was no longer on the pre-lists. He was in those of November, March and that one too. There is no mess, it is his choice. I wish him a safe journey. It’s part of his freedom. “If France and Spain clash during the Euro, the reunion between Laporte and the Blues promise to be electric!