Friday, December 9, 2022

Moussa Diaby: favorite to replace Benzema at the World Cup?

Will Moussa Diaby be the 26th man on Didier Deschamps’ list? Following the Real Madrid striker’s package on Saturday November 19, the Bayer Leverkusen player is applying for a place in the France team to make up for the 2022 Ballon d’Or package. Author of a good season in Germany with 22 games in counter at the start of the season for 8 goals and 4 assists, he is one of the favorites.

With eight selections for the France team, all in recent months, Moussa Diaby therefore logically applies to replace Karim Benzema. Even if it presents a different profile to “KB9”. The left winger of Bayer Leverkusen could take advantage of the presence of Kolo Muani and Marcus Thuram, axial attackers, to offer a credible alternative to Didier Deschamps, especially if the coach of the Blues wants to evolve in 4-2-3-1.

His career in Blue

Moussa Diaby is not a small novice in the France team. First of all, the Frenchman was regularly called up to the hopefuls, especially in the U19s in 2018 where he achieved a very good Euro where he scored 1 goal and delivered 3 assists. In 2021, Moussa Diaby, will miss part of the Euro hopes because of contamination with Covid-19 in March, then the Olympic Games because not released with his German club.

The Leverkusen striker will finally be called up for the very first time in the group of Didier Deschamps and the France A team on the occasion of the August 2021 rally to play the matches against Bosnia, Ukraine or even Finland. counting towards World Cup qualifying. He knows his first selection, replacing Kylian Mbappe in the 90th minute of the match against Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Strasbourg, September 1, 2021. Called up for the final phase of the League of Nations, he won his first title with the Blues against Spain and counted before the World Cup, 8 selections with the France team.

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