The captain from tomorrow and until the Euro will be Wendie
", announced the coach of the Bleues Corinne Deacon to
, present in Patras on the eve of Greece-France on Friday (5:00 p.m.) in start of qualifications for the World Cup-2023.
We think first of all of the general interest, of the team.
This news was announced and accepted by everyone in a top way
, ”she added.
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This surprise announcement comes when Deacon has made the choice not to summon Amandine Henry, her captain at the World Cup-2019 with whom she is cold, in September, nor Eugénie Le Sommer, one of the vice-captains and also the top scorer of the l history of the Blues.
The coach had withdrawn the armband from Renard shortly after arriving on the French bench in the summer of 2017, believing that the central defender of Lyon should focus more on her individual performances.
We continue our march forward
In her autobiography
, published at the end of 2019, the player recounts the brutal announcement of this decision: "" We wanted to see you in relation to the captain's armband because I find that you are at 40% of your capacities in the France team. In Lyon, you walk, the level is easy, in the European Cup too, but the international level, you have not yet crossed ".
I fall from the clouds, stunned.
Four years of captaincy swept away in less than five minutes.
"Asked Thursday about this episode, Deacon preferred to project on the future:"
We continue our march forward,
At 31, Renard is a key figure in Olympique Lyonnais, of which she is captain and with whom she has won the Champions League seven times.