« Is this where we come in? », Clauss confused on his arrival at Clairefontaine
Summoned for the first time in his career in the France team, like Christopher Nkunku and William Saliba, Jonathan Clauss appeared quite disoriented on Monday afternoon when climbing the steps of the castle of Clairefontaine. With stars in their eyes.
We may be 29 years old, a first call to the France team, it does something. A newcomer to Didier Deschamps’ band, like Christopher Nkunku (Leipzig) and William Saliba (Marseille), Jonathan Clauss still struggled to believe in his presence in the France group.
Filmed Monday afternoon by the cameras of the French Football Federation (FFF), the right piston of RC Lens delivered a refreshing moment when he arrived at the castle of Clairefontaine (Yvelines), where the Tricolores gathered before challenging in friendly Ivory Coast (March 25) then South Africa (March 29). He had already been celebrated by his teammates and his Bollaert audience this weekend in Ligue 1.
Nkunku « hope there will be more »
« It’s incredible, I don’t realize it yet. I saw the crests on the right and left, the forest, the Clairefontaine sign… It’s weird, but it’s beautiful. » Then, once deposited in front of the famous steps giving access to the residence for a few days of the Blues: « I do not even know where it is. Is that where we go?, he asked the cameraman, a little confused. I imagined it a little differently. Wow… I’m a child. I have no words. »
Radiating with RB Leipzig and summoned for the first time in Blue, Christopher Nkunku « hopes that there will be others », he who used to pass in front of the castle during his summons with the tricolor youth teams. Called at the last minute following Benjamin Pavard’s package, OM defender William Saliba arrived accompanied by Adrien Rabiot. « I don’t realize yet, I only knew it this morning, he admitted. But it’s a great pride. »