After Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku lost the World Cup, Kolo Muani was nominated for the French national team by Eintracht Frankfurt. Nkunku was injured on Tuesday.
Now also RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku: With the World Cup knocked out for Bundesliga’s top scorer, the list of injuries in reigning champions France is getting longer and longer.
With the support of his national teammates, Christopher Nkunku limped out of the training ground with a painful expression on his face. In a duel with Real player Eduardo Camavinga, the best striker in the Bundesliga currently with twelve goals sprained his left knee.
A detailed diagnosis of whether and to what extent the ligaments and structure of the knee are affected is still pending. Hence the downtime. In addition, it is not yet clear when Nkunku, who was selected as the “Player of the Season” last season, will return to Leipzig.
france with parade storm
Nkunku has made eight international appearances so far. Planned as an additional player for the World Cup. Competition is fierce in the front rows, especially in the Equipe Tricolore.
National coach Didier Deschamps’ attacking players Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Ousmane Dembele (FC Barcelona), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) and Kylian Mbappe (Paris St. Germain) is an excellent choice – but it also lacks some support.
Benzema and Griezmann formless
Probably the biggest weakness is the absence of midfield stars Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante due to injury. Presnel Kimpembe is missing at left-back.
And that’s not all: Ballon d’Or winner Benzema has been struggling with injuries lately, and Antoine Griezmann has been unable to find a suitable form in his national team for months.
Randal Kolo Muani, who replaced Nkunku, is still in Japan with his club. The association will join the French team in Qatar on Thursday morning. The 23-year-old has been in top form for weeks at Eintracht. The 23-year-old played his first two international matches for World Cup-winning France in September.
France with six Bundesliga players
In addition to Kolo Muanie and Coman, France’s roster includes four other Bundesliga players: Lucas Hernández, Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano (all FC Bayern) and Marcus Thuram from Mönchengladbach.
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