French women’s team: why Corinne Deacon recalled Amandine Henry

The word of Corinne Deacon was eagerly awaited after the shattering statements of Amandine Henry, Sunday, on the management of the coach. This Thursday morning, she recalled the 31-year-old Lyon midfielder, while retaining the captain’s armband, for the two qualifying and decisive matches at Euro 2022 against Austria on November 27 in Guingamp, then four days later facing Kazakhstan in Vannes.

Bruised by the violence of the words of her captain, Corinne Deacon considered earlier this week, according to our information, not to retain Amandine Henry for the two qualifying matches. But the desire of the president of the FFF Noël Le Graët to see, on the list of 23, the best French players of the moment finally convinced the coach to recall the Lyonnaise. “I hope she will be focused like the others to get the qualification, says Deacon. If we have to cry in the France team, we must not come. If there is a need for questioning, I am ready. My commitment is total, but we will solve the problems eye to eye! “

Le Graët will meet the players

In short, the coach is the only mistress on board and she intends to remain so. She also called the other Lyon players Wendie Renard, Amel Majri, Eugénie Le Sommer and Delphine Cascarino. The former Clermont coach (Ligue 2), however, did not retain the Rhone goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi. The latter, who had withdrawn last September before criticizing Deacon, opened the door Wednesday evening a return to the selection by “making himself available. “” I discovered that this morning with surprise, says Deacon. I will make sure to work well with the three goalies. Then the time for reflection will come. “

Corinne Deacon wants to save time in order to win her last two games and qualify the Blue for the Euro. But she will not spare herself from a discussion with her group from Monday at Clairefontaine where it will inevitably be a question of Sunday’s statements. “I will see the players 24 hours before the match against Austria because they will be at the hotel in Saint-Brieuc but we will especially have time after,” said Noël Le Graët on Thursday. the team.

“The bond of trust is broken, however, believes a person close to the file. Corinne sees that the climate around Les Bleues is a blaze, so she took Amandine to appease. It will be necessary to monitor the composition against Austria because there could be surprises… This soap opera is far from over. The coach will follow through on her convictions. “The Habs are in a favorable position for qualifying for Euro 2022 before the epilogue of Group G (the Blue must win in front of Austria or obtain a 0-0 draw then win against Kazakhstan to finish first) ).

In the event of a poor performance, the place of Deacon would weaken inexorably. “Honestly, I don’t care about my personal future. I have never put my position forward and it is not today that I will do it, ”she concludes.

The Blues list

Guardians: Solène Durand (Guigamp), Romane Munich (Soyaux), Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (Atletico Madrid)

Defenders: Estelle Cascarino (Bordeaux), Elisa de Almeida (Montpellier), Sakina Karchaoui (Lyon), Perle Morroni (Paris SG), Eve Perisset (Bordeaux), Wendie Renard (Lyon), Marion Torrent (Montpellier), Aissatou Tounkara (Atletico Madrid)

Environments : Charlotte Bilbault (Bordeaux), Maéva Clemaron (Everton), Kenza Dali (West Ham), Grace Geyoro (PSG), Amandine Henry (Lyon), Amel Majri (Lyon)

Attackers: Viviane Asseyi (Bayern Munich), Delphine Cascarino (Lyon), Kadidiatou Diani (PSG), Marie-Antoinette Katoto (PSG), Emelyne Laurent (Atletico Madrid), Eugénie Le Sommer (Lyon)

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