Hit in the left thigh in February, Corentin Tolisso has already resumed training and could return to competition this weekend with Bayern Munich. Its presence at the Euro is no longer as compromised as announced.
Didier Deschamps could count on a new candidate in the midfield when composing his list for the Euro. Hit in the left thigh last February, Corentin Tolisso (26) is indeed close to a return to competition. The forecasts announced however an absence could reach four months after his operation for a rupture of a tendon of the left quadriceps.
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The former Lyonnais recovered very quickly to the point of resuming training last week with Bayern Munich. “The midfielder resumed light training light training a week ago with running exercises and has just taken the next step,” said the club last week.
He could resume competition this weekend
He could even appear in the Bavarian group for the reception of Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday (6.30 p.m., 32nd day of the Bundesliga) which could crown Bayern for the ninth consecutive year. “Whether Tolisso will be an option will become clear over the next few days,” the statement said six days ago. On his feet, Tolisso is now in search of playing time after three months of hiatus. Bayern’s last three games of the season could offer him some.
The enlargement of the lists from 23 to 26 players also opens up a prospect for him to be included in the group of the France team for the Euro, which will be announced on May 18 by Didier Deschamps. The Blues will then play two friendly matches against Wales, on June 2 in Nice (9:05 p.m.), then against Bulgaria, on June 8 at the Stade de France (9:10 p.m.).
Much appreciated by Deschamps, Tolisso (23 caps, 2 goals), crowned 2018 world champion has a card to play in a sector where the competitors Steven Nzonzi, Houssem Aouar (left at the disposal of the Hopes and injured) and Eduardo Camavinga (left at the disposal of the Espoirs) were not called during the last rally in March.
The midfielder is engaged in a race against the clock like Anthony Martial, also announced almost forfeit after a partial injury to the posterior cruciate ligament of the left knee in March, but finally very close to a return to competition.