Official: Theo Hernandez once again excluded as Deschamps names France squad for Euros

By Oliver Fisher -

France boss Didier Deschamps has once again chosen to leave Theo Hernandez out of his squad, meaning the Milan full-back will not be at the European Championships later this month.

Deschamps has named a 26-man squad for the Euros which start later this month, and the only player from Serie A to get the nod is Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot. There is no place for Theo Hernandez, but a surprise return has been granted to Karim Benzema after five years away.

Below is the full France squad for the tournament, which is dominated by players from the other major leagues…

France squad for Euro 2020: Hugo Lloris, Mike Maignan, Steve Mandanda; Lucas Digne, Leo Dubois, Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Jules Kounde, Clement Lenglet, Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Kurt Zouma; N’Golo Kante, Thomas Lemar, Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot, Moussa Sissoko, Corentin Tolisso; Wissam Ben Yedder, Karim Benzema, Kingsley Coman, Ousmane Dembele, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Marcus Thuram

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    1. @Ahmed Muhammed, I really don’t understand that Deschamps of a guy or whatsoever his name is. He did the same thing against AYMERIC LAPORTE until he switched to SPAIN. THEO has nothing to prove to anyone anymore. He’s been one of the best if not the best LB in the world but he keeps on been overlooked everytime. I wonder what else they want from him. How I wish he could also play for Spain 😭

  1. Deschamps deserves to be sacked. He’s always overlooking the best players.
    He’s done it to BENZEMA, LAPORTE and THEO.
    I hope FRANCE fail at the Euro

    1. The best players deserves to be called upon. It should be merited. Deschamps is sticking with the squad that won the world cup. He’s always handing out a call up to KIMPEMBE and ZOUMA while leaving LAPORTE out, what a hypocrite he is SMH

  2. THEO has been one of the best if not the best LB in the world. He has nothing to prove anymore.
    I’m really sad for him right now. I really don’t know what Sh**shamp want from him. How I wish he could also switch his allegiance to another country, just like LAPORTE.

  3. I love the way Theo plays in the attacking third. However,from time to time he dribbles into trouble in bad areas of the field. Lack of concentration for sure.

  4. claramente el problema de Theo no es de técnica, actitud, disponibilidad, disposición, hay jugadores convocados que no son titulares en sus equipos… el problema es con Deschamps…

  5. He’s a dynamite – he can do a lot of damage, but he can also explode in your hands.
    France has a lot of options on every position – if Deschamps wants to play it safe and use other left backs who are less of a liability, then I fully understand him. Although I personally would use Theo as a sub that can bring something extra from the bench. He can turn a game around.

  6. I don’t really know why so many people are surprised. In my opinion if you watch Milan week in and out, he’s become a defensive liability who was finally and easily exposed this season when the slow romagnoli was covering for him and kessie takes on too much responsibility all over the pitch for one player to consistently do the same and help out, maybe now things look better with Tomori cause he’s hungry and fast but the fact remains as a leftback (even in this modern age) he should prioritize defending before he focuses on dribbling his way forward as soon as he gets the ball even in his own half when high pressed which is extremely risky because we’ve conceded and have gotten lucky it wasn’t more, he also lacks discipline when hes made numerous rash challenges trying to get back to defend, which puts a team already shaky defending from setpieces under increasing pressure, or opting to dribble in to a player and lose the ball instead of passing, maybe when you’re playing a back three as a wing back like inter do with hakimi but I believe Deschamps also plays with a back four and maybe with France being arguably the best team in the world right now at the opposite spectrum of Milan in the football world and their standards a lot higher than Milan’s is at the moment. I don’t think he will overlook what Piolis bald head seems to week in and out, not that any thing can be done anyways cause we lack an alternative natural left back which never helped Theo, he needs healthy competition or else how can you expect him to improve where he needs to, especially mentally, only then will I see him mature enough to break into a World Cup winning squad like his brother did.

  7. I agree with Adamo. I really like Theo’s attacking play, the game reminds us a little of Serginho. But on the other hand, indeed Theo has a weakness in defense. In the first match against Juventus this season, Chiesa repeatedly troubled the left side of Milan. Theo needs time to develop and he is actually in the right team if we talk about how to play effectively defensively. Thiago Silva alone confirmed that he developed a lot while playing at Milan. Because in fact many defenders of the Italian national team in the past came from AC Milan. For the Euro Cup this time, Deschamps does not want to gamble with player attributes. The French game in Deschamps’ hands depends on a strong defense and counter-attacks that rely on the speed of Griezmann or Mbappe. I’m sorry for Theo but I’m sure that as Theo’s defensive skills develop, in the upcoming World Cup maybe we’ll see him in action on the left of the French defense.

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