Didier Deschamps calls on ex-Lyon player Castello Lukeba to compensate for the loss of Axel Disasi, himself called in as reinforcement this Monday.
Rain of packages within the Blues defense. After William Saliba, Dayot Upamecano and Jules Koundé, it is Axel Disasi’s turn to have to give up the rally which has just started, with the matches against the Netherlands (October 14 in Amsterdam) and Scotland (October 17 in Lille) in his sights. The Chelsea player was called in as reinforcements this Monday following previous withdrawals, at the same time as ex-Lyon player Malo Gusto, his teammate in London. “The Chelsea defender took exams with his club before joining France. They revealed a tear in the quadriceps of the left thigh.», specifies the FFF in a communicated.
After this glitch, Didier Deschamps still draws from Thierry Henry’s France Espoirs team and selects Castello Lukeba, very prominent since the start of the season with RB Leipzig. Aged 20 and trained at OL, like Gusto, he will therefore experience his first call-up with the big Blues, having left Les Gones last summer for the Red Bulls as part of a €30 million transfer. He quickly established himself within his new team (9 matches, 7 starts) and has even already scored his first goal, during the draw against Bayern (2-2). In addition to Lukeba, Deschamps will therefore be able to count on Benjamin Pavard, Ibrahima Konaté and Jean-Clair Todibo in central defense, or even Lucas Hernandez. Thierry Henry decided to summon Maxime Esteve (Montpellier).