Didier Deschamps has spoken out about his frustrations

France national soccer team coach Didier Deschamps has spoken out about his frustrations with William Saliba (Arsenal).

The Sun, a British media outlet, reported on June 26 (ET), “Saliba was criticized by the French national team. Coach Deschamps criticized Saliba,” The Sun reported.

Born in 2001, Saliba is Arsenal’s main defender. He started 27 English Premier League (EPL) games in the 2022-2023 season. Arsenal finished runner-up in the league. This season was even better. Saliba has started 28 EPL games in the 2023-2024 season, leading Arsenal’s charge to the top of the table. Mikel Arteta’s Gunners are in first place in the league with 20 wins, 4 draws, and 4 losses (64 points) in 28 league games this season.

Saliba is also seen as the future of the French national soccer team.

He made his first appearance for the A team in March 2022. 안전놀이터 추천 He has since played 12 A matches. However, in Deschamps’ eyes, she’s not quite there yet.

‘Saliba has established himself as one of the most talented defenders in Europe,’ says The Sun. However, Deschamps believes that Arsenal’s lack of defensive competitiveness has affected Saliba’s development. Despite Saliba’s meteoric rise, Deschamps remains unconvinced. “Saliba is competing with the likes of Dayo Upamecano (Bayern Munich), Vanjamin Pavard (Inter Milan), Jules Kunde (FC Barcelona) and Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool) for a place in the French national team,” he said.

Deschamps added: “Saliba is having a good season, but he also does things I don’t like. He plays limited minutes for the French national team. It doesn’t necessarily work out. You have to be patient. He doesn’t have enough time (to play) to be calm,” Deschamps said.

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