Repaired when he played in Nice last season without being called up, Alassane Plea had benefited from the package Anthony Martial and Alexandre Lacazette for the first call for confrontation against the Netherlands in the League of Nations.
Alassane Plea is effective in the Bundesliga
Reason Plea is an interesting reinforcer for Didier Deschamps. Four months after his departure in Germany, Franco-Malian had mostly adapted to the Bundesliga with 8 goals in 11 matches, as evidenced by a hat-trick at Werder Bremen (3-1) last weekend with Borussia Mönchengladbach who was second in the championship. . The German club has spent 25 million euros to focus its services this summer.
" I am sure of my choice and, considering the start of my season, I am not disappointed to have joined the Bundesliga, said Alassane Plea. And being called on the French team is something extraordinary. I can't wait to find out, get my first robe and try to stay there. This is one of the most difficult choices and must be called, that's good. "
The former OG Nice player, 25, said he knew the coach was watching his performance. " It made me want to work, be a good partner on the field, be decisive and I know that one day or another I will be called if I'm good, he said. The French team A is the highest level. I know a lot of people, there are world champions with whom I played in youth selection, the 1993 selection, I hope they will keep me in good shape "
Challenged for years by Mali
Born in Lille, Alassane Plea began his career as a young player at the Wasquehal club. He later found himself in the OL training center to make his debut in 2009-2010 with the U17. There, he met Nabil Fekir, who had been called.
In Nice that's Plea making a name. He remains four seasons, and ends the 2017-2018 fiscal year with 16 goals in Ligue 1.
Very generous in life, Alassane Plea has another quality: he has never hesitated to get involved in enduring work. This should not disappoint Didier Deschamps which made him his trademark at the last World Cup in Russia.
Challenged for years by Mali, Plea always rejected his decision. If he plays one minute in an official match against the Netherlands, he will definitely not qualify for another selection. On the other hand, if he participates in a friendly match against Uruguay on November 20, a change in sports citizenship is always possible.
Ferland Mendy dreamed of the Blues
Franco-Senegal Ferland Mendy, a defender at Olympique Lyonnais, was also called by Didier Deschamps to replace Benjamin Mendy. He has long decided between France and Senegal because he owns both countries. " I have not seen Senegal. I have tried to play the most matches with OL, to become the most successful club, he said in an interview with Lyon Capital last March. Of course, I think about selection options, but I haven't decided yet. (For the Blues) I do not know. I am sincere when I say that. I don't know what will happen, what I will do. In any case, even if I will listen to the advice of my relatives, I will decide for myself. "
In March, the Senegalese coach, Aliou Cissé, said at a press conference that he had interviewed Ferland Mendy to enter the reading room. The player shows that he will think and that he will talk to his entourage. But he did not hide that the Blues were his goal.
Source: By Farid Achache