The France team has been looking for a captain since the announcement of Raphaël Varane’s international retirement. Paul Pogba wins a few votes.
The announcement of Raphaël Varane’s international retirement surprised more than one. After nine years and eleven months spent in the France team, the one who was still the captain at the 2022 World Cup decided to stop there with the Blues. In fact, the succession for the captaincy is open. Several names are circulating, including that of Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba. Regularly absent in recent months, the Juventus player has his supporters.
Former player of the France team, Vikash Dhorasoo has indicated that he would see “la Pioche” take over the armband. Provided of course that the midfielder finally finds the land. ” If he comes back, if he resumes his starting position, if he becomes an important player again, I think the age and the number of caps is important too“, indicated the consultant of the chain The Team. For the 2006 vice-world champion, the idea is also not to give the armband too quickly to Kylian Mbappé.
Another role for Mbappé
” It’s also to say, not Mbappé, not right away, it’s a bit early. It’s useless. Rather than having him federate, it is better to let him score goals on his own. It doesn’t need to be unifying. He could try to become one because he is given the armband, play another role that is not his in my opinion. “For Vikash Dhorasoo, it would therefore be preferable to opt for another player, who has been around longer, and whose legitimacy is at least equal, if not greater, to that of Kylian Mbappé.
However, and despite his choice, the consultant admitted to having a little doubt that Paul Pogba has the soul of a captain. ” I’m not sure, because he didn’t necessarily need to be captain to become an important part of the team. It is important without the armband. It federates. “The national coach Didier Deschamp will have to decide in any case by the next meeting of the Blues scheduled for next March.