He was one of the players who could potentially apply for a place in the France team. Benjamin Bourigeaud, the Stade Rennais midfielder has had good seasons. Last year, he was at 11 goals and 12 assists. This season, he left on a base, certainly less impressive but still respectable with 3 goals and 5 assists. Not enough, however, to be called up by Didier Deschamps for the World Cup.
Benjamin Bourigeaud could claim a place in the list of the Blues to compete in the World Cup. With multiple packages in midfield like Kante and Pogba, Didier Deschamps could call for new blood. But he did not do it.
“If you are not selected, you must redouble your efforts”
In the show Rothen ignitesbroadcast on RMC, Benjamin Bourigeaud remains pragmatic about his non-selection: “ As I’ve always said from the beginning, from the moment you’re not selected, you have to redouble your efforts to be. There are a ton of people who would like to be selected, there are a lot of people. »
“I hope one day I can taste it”
The midfielder of Stade Rennais, Benjamin Bourigeaud however, hopes to be selected one day. But he knows that the road will be long to be part of the choices of Didier Deschamps : “ There are choices to be made. It is the choice of a coach. Didier Deschamps’ choice was not to select me for the World Cup. But me, I use it to work even more and I hope one day to be able to taste it. »
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A card to play this season?
We know it, Didier Deschamps likes to take his time before calling a new player in French team. The only argument against Didier Deschamps to call Benjamin Bourigeaud would be the already sufficient number of top players in his position on the right side. Ousmane Dembele will be difficult to dislodge, just like Kingsley Coman. But a good run in the Europa League, a competition in which the Rennais Stadium is still in the running, could perhaps open the doors of the France team to him.