Badiashile and Fofana, symbols of an ASM that wants to find its roots

Benoît Badiashile and Youssouf Fofana will become AS Monaco’s 70th and 71st French internationals. AFP / FRANCK FIFE / AFP / FRANCK FIFE

DECRYPTION – Probable starters against Austria, the two Monegasques are the pride of their club. Two newcomers in Blue in the form of a symbol.

The misfortune of some is the happiness of others. Faced with a rain of packages in all sectors, Didier Deschamps had to widen his field of vision to compose his last group before the World Cup (November 20-December 18). To face Austria (this Thursday at 8:45 p.m.) and Denmark (Sunday) in the League of Nations (5th day), he called on five newcomers, including the Monegasques Benoît Badiashile and Youssouf Fofana. Captain of the Hopes and qualified as « growing young player» by « DD », the first named has for him to evolve to the position of left axial, thus compensating for the absence of Lucas Hernandez and Presnel Kimpembe. « Complete medium“, the second arrives to fill the holes in a midfield amputated by Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kanté, among others.

« I didn’t necessarily expect it“, recognizes the 21-year-old defender, trained in Monaco and also”surprisedthan his 23-year-old Asemist teammate. « Afterwards, if I believed what I could read or hear, it was hanging in my face

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