Konaté dreams of playing the next World Cup with the Blues

In an interview on Sunday with Téléfoot, Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konaté said he still aims to be called up to the France team and compete in the World Cup in Qatar.

Ibrahima Konaté thinks big. Author of a good season with Liverpool, who just won the FA Cup on Saturday against Chelsea after the penalty shootout, the defender won in hinge alongside Virgil van Dijk. Author of remarkable performances, especially in the Champions League, « Ibou » has another dream: the World Cup. « Of course I want to play the next World Cup. It’s the dream of all players to play a World Cup. There’s one coming in a few months. We dream about it and we think about it », he explained in an interview with Téléfoot this Sunday. A message directly addressed to Didier Deschamps.

The Cups, his favorite playground

Very little used in the Premier League (9 starts in 36 games), the former Leipzig player flourished fully in the Cups (FA Cup and League Cup), as well as in the Champions League, where he scored two goals in of the double confrontation against Benfica in the quarter-finals.

Selected in all youth categories for the France team (U16, U17, U19, U20 and U21), he has not been called up to the Espoirs since the quarter-final of Euro 2021 lost to the Netherlands. A match where he wore the captain’s armband.

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