OM: Rongier explains what he misses for France team

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After doing well in recent weeks with Olympique de Marseille, Valentin Rongier nonetheless finds it difficult to claim the French team by alternating between positions as he currently does.

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The doors of the France team have been opened to Olympique de Marseille players in recent months: during the last rally, William Saliba and Matteo Guandouzzi shone in blues jerseys, which may have given some of their teammates the idea of ​​… some Valentin Rongier, in particular, could soon have ambitions to be called up by Didier Deschamps, performing well with Falkens for the time being. But she fears that her versatility will keep her from showing what she is capable of.

“I’ll answer as I usually do, because it’s down to what I think,” he explained at a press conference this Saturday. In Thessaloniki, as you’ve seen, I played No. 6, I often play full-backs. (It’s hard to claim anything when you often play in two positions…”

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In the Conference League on Thursday, the Frenchman was actually moved to midfield due to the absence of Boubacar Kamara and Gerson, which did not prevent him from excelling as a healthy man.

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This season, Rongier – who was not initially involved in Argentina’s plans – has been rocked by Jorge Sampaoli, who made him a right-back substitute with some success. It is especially in this position that he has played as a starter in the last two Ligue 1 games against Saint-tienne (2–4) and Montpellier (2–0), with two victories at stake. “I am happy with the season that I am doing, he acknowledged everyone. I hope that collectively we will go to the end of our successes, it will already be a huge individual success.”

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However, his versatility may have been an asset in the mind of Didier Deschamps, who was particularly looking for this quality in the past in Moussa Sissoko or Blaise Matuidi. But Rongier assured that being able to play both positions at the international level is “not to pretend”. However, they will have the opportunity to show their progress this Sunday during Ligue 1’s “classic” against Paris Saint-Germain.

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