Deschamps Recalls Martial To France Squad

Lynette Rowe
November 11, 2018

There is no place in the France squad for Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte, but Manchester United's Anthony Martial is recalled.

Man Utd forward Anthony Martial has been in fine form in recent weeks, and it has reportedly convinced the club to splash out to tie up his long-term future.

The 22-year-old has scored six goals in 13 appearances so far this season, with five coming in his last four Premier League outings, which has been crucial in sparking the turnaround in United's season to get them moving up the standings after an inconsistent start.

And speaking on Martial's U-turn at the club, Mourinho has revealed he set a hard path for his player in order for him to realise his "phenomenal talent".

Martial, 22, was not in the France squad that won the World Cup in Russian Federation.

"I never gave up my feelings that this was the right way for him, even if he had to go through hard moments".

'It was just a question of him understanding what a top player is because there is a big difference between a top talent and a top player'.

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France coach, Didier Deschamps said of Martial: "He has incredible potential, but does not always show it regularly. He's experienced both good and bad times, which is also the case for his club", he told a news conference on Thursday.

'What he's now achieving with Manchester United is closer to what he's able to do regularly.

Deschamps, who led Les Blues to World Cup glory at Russian Federation 2018, has also left out players including Atletico Madrid attacker Thomas Lemar and Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.

"We are talking about a young player, who I hope is maturing and he is showing it on the pitch with his decisions".

Jose Mourinho believes Anthony Martial is now starting to become a "top player" because of his man-management.

The friendly against Uruguay will be played at the Stade de France on Tuesday, November 20.

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