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Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
AJ The Gunner (IP Logged)
17 May, 2018 22:36
Lacazette, who won six of his 13 France caps in 2017, has been named on Didier Deschamps' standby list, failing to make a 23-man squad that includes Olivier Giroud among seven forward options.

Thought he did enough towards the end of the season when he returned from injury to warrant a place in the French national team.


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Wenger Is Gone Now So Can We Be Allowed To Breathe Now???

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
SandyB (IP Logged)
18 May, 2018 01:38
Good, he’ll be fresh next season.

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
SuperRob (IP Logged)
18 May, 2018 01:43
And lacking in confidence

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
litmus (IP Logged)
18 May, 2018 01:44
Hmmmm, Deschamp and always seem to favour Giroud ahead of Lacazette. Looking at the forward options, Giroud seems to be the only pure centre forward there. The others are more wide forwards/wingers. I would thought that they would name Laca in the CF position. Don't they need a back-up for the World Cup? And Lacazette would be a good back-up centre forward for the French even if Giroud is the main option.

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
SandyB (IP Logged)
18 May, 2018 02:39
They have Mbappe, Giroud brings in different flavor n Laca is poor man’s Mbappe they don’t need him. Griezmann, Lemar, Dembele who he can replace.

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
CazOnARola (IP Logged)
18 May, 2018 05:57
What Sandy said. I happy if the leave out most of our players. Even ozil if they could. Any extended holiday is gonna add to an already problematic season before it had even begun

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
karsene16 (IP Logged)
18 May, 2018 11:24
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SandyB
They have Mbappe, Giroud brings in different flavor n Laca is poor man’s Mbappe they don’t need him. Griezmann, Lemar, Dembele who he can replace.

I've always wondered why Benzema don't get a look in.

Calling Laca a poors man's Mbappe is disingenuous as Lacazette is a central striker and Mbappe is a wide player.

The thing with the french squad is they don't need Pogba, Giroud, Benzema, Mbappe, Griezmann, Lemar or Dembele individually. They need someone to make it work.

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
SandyB (IP Logged)
18 May, 2018 12:11
Mbappe isn’t wide player Karsene, he’s central striker in PSG they tried to fit in as wide forward due to Cavani but his best season was year before with Monaco as central striker.

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
Goofle (IP Logged)
18 May, 2018 12:46
Mbappe is whatever he needs to be. And poor mans Mbappe is a compliment if anything for Laca.

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
younghansolo (IP Logged)
18 May, 2018 13:33
I'd have taken Lacazette over Dembele or Fekir any day. Dembele has hardly played a game and is still utter glass. Better to have the extra goalscorer imo

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
karsene16 (IP Logged)
18 May, 2018 14:23
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Mbappe isn’t wide player Karsene, he’s central striker in PSG they tried to fit in as wide forward due to Cavani but his best season was year before with Monaco as central striker.

So what happens when the French team play 3 forwards like they normally do?

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
SandyB (IP Logged)
18 May, 2018 14:41
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Mbappe isn’t wide player Karsene, he’s central striker in PSG they tried to fit in as wide forward due to Cavani but his best season was year before with Monaco as central striker.

So what happens when the French team play 3 forwards like they normally do?

I don't watch French but I don't think Giroud will get a start he's backup striker Mbappe will be the main striker.

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
karsene16 (IP Logged)
18 May, 2018 14:58
Their last 5 matches with Mbappe

Germany friendly

Martial-----Lacazette------Mbappe



Wales friendly

--------Griezmann--------Giroud--------
Mbappe----Tolisso-------Matuidi-----Coman



Bulgaria Qualifier

Mbappe----Lacazette------Griezmann



Luxemberg Qualifier

--------Griezmann--------Giroud--------
Lemar ----Kante-------Pogba-----Mbappe


England Friendly

--------Mbappe--------Giroud--------
Lemar ----Kante-------Pogba-----Dembele


Deschamps always plays with an out and out striker and would he ever play Lacazette RM?

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
SandyB (IP Logged)
18 May, 2018 15:07
I didn't watch France since the Euro so don't know but I think they will play something either Griezmann, Mbappe upfront or Griezmann, Mbappe, Lemar/Dembele ......they don't need Laca.

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
CazOnARola (IP Logged)
18 May, 2018 16:18
They don't need laca. Griezmann is more clinical and in better form. They will also rely on goals from midfield and set plays

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
karsene16 (IP Logged)
18 May, 2018 16:38
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I didn't watch France since the Euro so don't know but I think they will play something either Griezmann, Mbappe upfront or Griezmann, Mbappe, Lemar/Dembele ......they don't need Laca.

You are again playing this game of what you want or think should happen and not going by the current situation of France.

For the whole qualifiers it's been Giroud vs Lacazette Vs Gameiro, of these 3 out and out center forwards I just mentioned who have started every game in qualifiers under Deschamp's management, only Giroud was taken.

All this "Griezmann, Mbappe upfront or Griezmann, Mbappe, Lemar/Dembele " is new ground and will be seen for the first time at the world cup.

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
SandyB (IP Logged)
18 May, 2018 16:52
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I didn't watch France since the Euro so don't know but I think they will play something either Griezmann, Mbappe upfront or Griezmann, Mbappe, Lemar/Dembele ......they don't need Laca.

You are again playing this game of what you want or think should happen and not going by the current situation of France.

For the whole qualifiers it's been Giroud vs Lacazette Vs Gameiro, of these 3 out and out center forwards I just mentioned who have started every game in qualifiers under Deschamp's management, only Giroud was taken.

All this "Griezmann, Mbappe upfront or Griezmann, Mbappe, Lemar/Dembele " is new ground and will be seen for the first time at the world cup.

No idea man... hope they don't go past group stage. (Sm6)

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
Gunnersingh1 (IP Logged)
18 May, 2018 21:23
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I'd have taken Lacazette over Dembele or Fekir any day. Dembele has hardly played a game and is still utter glass. Better to have the extra goalscorer imo

Lmfao! Fekir and Dembele are top class players, Laca is average!

France will win the world cup! Theyve got the best squad by a mile!

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
younghansolo (IP Logged)
19 May, 2018 10:38
And how many games has Dembele played this season? You say he's top class yet every Barcelona fan I know (and I used to live there so I have a few) all want him sold because he hasn't delivered at all.

Fekir is still developing and won't play a single game for feance. Imho you're better to take someone who you can bring on if you need a goal. An additional striker who is in good form ymwiuld do that. I.e. lacazette.

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
SaltnPeppah (IP Logged)
19 May, 2018 13:18
Everytime Laca has played for France, he's been awful. He's clearly behind MBappe, Giroud and Griezmann.

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
SandyB (IP Logged)
19 May, 2018 16:05
I know France is very good team but if France goes out early wouldn’t that be nice? Then they will replace Deschamp with Wenger n it will be win win for everyone!! (Sm6)

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
mapleleafgooner (IP Logged)
19 May, 2018 19:53
Great news! He will be well rested for the new season.

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
SaltnPeppah (IP Logged)
19 May, 2018 21:23
sandyB, Brazil are lucky Dani ALves is out of the world cup, the guy is such a liability nowadays, he was totally embarrassed with PSG against Real Madrid.

Mind you, France are lucky Koscielny is out. He's so far behind Umtiti and Varane now, it's frightening.

Still, with Kanté, Pogba and Matuidi or Tolisso in the middle, your boys Fernandinho/Paulinho and whoever will be chasing shadows. You'd better hope you don't meet France until the final, like in 1998... winking smiley

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
SandyB (IP Logged)
19 May, 2018 23:39
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sandyB, Brazil are lucky Dani ALves is out of the world cup, the guy is such a liability nowadays, he was totally embarrassed with PSG against Real Madrid.
Mind you, France are lucky Koscielny is out. He's so far behind Umtiti and Varane now, it's frightening.

Still, with Kanté, Pogba and Matuidi or Tolisso in the middle, your boys Fernandinho/Paulinho and whoever will be chasing shadows. You'd better hope you don't meet France until the final, like in 1998... winking smiley
Don’t see France crossing 16. Full of hype + Griezmann team.

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
Goofle (IP Logged)
21 May, 2018 11:53
Fernandinho is better than any French midfielder.

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
SaltnPeppah (IP Logged)
21 May, 2018 20:49
Hmm, and yet Kanté won PFA player of the year 2 of the last 3 seasons, and was arguably one of Chelsea's most consistent performers of the season that just ended.

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
SaltnPeppah (IP Logged)
21 May, 2018 20:52
And if there's a team that is overhyped and overrated, it is Brazil. Just look at their 3 most recent tournaments (WC 2014 and Copa America '15 & '16). Just embarrassing. Fernandinho won't change that.

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
SandyB (IP Logged)
21 May, 2018 21:14
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And if there's a team that is overhyped and overrated, it is Brazil. Just look at their 3 most recent tournaments (WC 2014 and Copa America '15 & '16). Just embarrassing. Fernandinho won't change that.
We will see..

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
karsene16 (IP Logged)
22 May, 2018 18:59
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SandyB
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And if there's a team that is overhyped and overrated, it is Brazil. Just look at their 3 most recent tournaments (WC 2014 and Copa America '15 & '16). Just embarrassing. Fernandinho won't change that.
We will see..

BKB, how do you get smacked 7-1 and not be humble?

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
SandyB (IP Logged)
22 May, 2018 19:21
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karsene16
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And if there's a team that is overhyped and overrated, it is Brazil. Just look at their 3 most recent tournaments (WC 2014 and Copa America '15 & '16). Just embarrassing. Fernandinho won't change that.
We will see..

BKB, how do you get smacked 7-1 and not be humble?
Humble for what? Things have changed a lot since then, no one kept a job for life after that most of the players n manager of that game are no longer to be seen. We beat Germans since then on every opportunity since then. There is nothing to be humble about that..

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
Goofle (IP Logged)
27 May, 2018 23:38
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Hmm, and yet Kanté won PFA player of the year 2 of the last 3 seasons, and was arguably one of Chelsea's most consistent performers of the season that just ended.

But Fernandinho is better.

 
Re: Ouch! Lacazette Fails To Make The 23man Squad
karsene16 (IP Logged)
05 June, 2018 10:32




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