The three Champions League winners, Olivier Giroud, Kurt Zouma and N’Golo Kanté, will not play the friendly match of the Blues against Wales this Wednesday in Nice. Thomas Lemar, back from injury, will not play either.
Olivier Giroud, Kurt Zouma and N’Golo Kanté, just winners of the Champions League with Chelsea, will be preserved this Wednesday in the France team against Wales in preparation for the Euro, like Thomas Lemar, announced on Tuesday the coach Didier Deschamps.
“The three Chelsea players will not be affected by tomorrow’s meeting (Wednesday 9:05 pm)”, said Deschamps, considering them “a little tired after this title” obtained Saturday against Manchester City (1-0). The three Londoners only joined the selection on Tuesday noon.
Lemar will resume collective training on Thursday
As for Lemar, hit in a thigh, “everything is going well but he will not resume collective training until Thursday,” said the Basque coach at a press conference in Nice. The midfielder of Atlético de Madrid had trained separately since the start of the rally.
Deschamps will therefore have at his disposal a group of 22 players for his first preparatory match for the Euro, at the Allianz Riviera in Nice, two weeks before the entry into contention against Germany on June 15 in Munich.