Kingsley Coman states this will be his first and last World Cup
During France’s preparation for the World Cup, winger Kingsley Coman stated that Qatar 2022 could be his first and last World Cup due to long-term physical struggles.
Four years ago, an injury cost Coman a chance at winning the World Cup in Russia. While the player has been deemed fit for this year’s World Cup, the winger admitted to not being at his physical best. In one interview he stated, "My problem could be that, like in the last internationals, we could play without wingers, but with two attackers and a ten. But maybe we'll play 4-3-3, that would suit me better."
Coman has yet to play on the world stage since his senior debut in November 2015 and chances are, his impact will be minimal if Deschamps sticks with his current system of playing without natural wingers.
On the other hand, France’ Christopher Nkunku has pulled out of the squad as he injured his leg during the team’s training. Apparently, the player had twisted his leg awkwardly when challenging Eduardo Camavinga for the ball during Tuesday's session. This is a huge blow to the team since they had already lost Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kante and Presnel Kimpembe.
France have called up Eintracht Frankfurt forward Randal Kolo Muani to replace Nkunku. France start their campaign against Australia on November 22nd at the Al Janoub Stadium.