France team: an image to restore, the pout of 2018, a post Matuidi… Rabiot wants to recover

During a press conference on Friday, French squad midfielder Adrien Rabiot spoke of his happiness to participate in a first World Cup, after missing the test in 2018 sparking a controversy. This time the Turinese wants to establish himself as a leader.

Rabiot, coach of the Blues for the World Cup in Qatar.

More than ever, Adrien Rabiot will play a key role in Didier Deschamps’ French squad for the World Cup in Qatar. In the absence of managers Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kant, both injured, the midfielder in great form with Juventus Turin knows he is expected to take turns to take on a leading role, thanks to his experience in the blue.

A new status that already welcomes the former Parisian, who has decided to establish himself at the helm of the national team.

Rabiot wants to wash away the snub of 2018

Excites me to be there and probably a starter. I’d rather be in this position in 2022 than in that of four years ago, admitted the Turinese this Friday at the press conference. It’s an opportunity to be there as a starter for such a competition. I don’t know if this is a game changer, but it might help me. As you may have understood, Rabiot has not forgotten the 2018 World Cup where, frustrated at not being on the 23-man list, the 27-year-old flatly turned down a substitute spot, before being barred from selection for several months.

Be that as it may, time has passed and the native of Saint-Maurice now wants to avenge the affront. done just over 4 years. It was a big disappointment. I worked hard to be here in 2022 and I don’t take it as revenge. I am grateful for everything that has happened since my return to the Blue. It’s a possibility and I want to cast my turn todayhe underlined.

An image to restore

Determined to make a great competition and motivated by the idea of ​​offering a third star to France, Rabiot also knows that good performances in Qatar would allow him to restore his image, sometimes tarnished in France. that will certainly change if the competition goes well. We know how it goes. I feel good like this. If my image is blurry, it’s also because I want it to be. I don’t spread too much and I don’t show myself as much off the field. Everything will also depend on the competition. We know that when everything goes well, everyone has a good image, everyone is strong. on the contrary, it is different when it is more complicated. I am focused on my football and going as far as possible in the competitionexplained the player to the 29 selections, before showing his good faith and his gain of maturity.

A post by Matuidi?

The player who trained at PSG ensures that he is ready to play where Deschamps asks him. That is to say in midfield or even on the wing, like a Blaise Matuidi in Russia in 2018, if it serves to guarantee balance. It is true that I have had to fill several roles, but in the past I have often been criticized for not wanting to do it. It’s kind of a funny question. The main thing is to be able to respond to the present. I prefer to play where I am the best and where I can show my skills and help the group. The coach will decide, he knows what I can bring to the team. He will make the right decisionsexplained the black and white.

Compared to Blaise, we have different qualities. But if I were to fill a similar role, of course I would. It’s a reflection to do with the coach, but I’ll do it if necessaryconcluded Rabiot who, sure of his strength, hopes that the Azzurri don’t repeat the mistakes of the last European Championship to stay ahead of the world.

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