France Manager Didier Deschamps Accuses Aymeric Laporte of Lying and Claims Man City Man Was Almost Up for Selection

France national team coach Didier Deschamps has addressed the recent news that Manchester City centre-back Aymeric Laporte has decided to represent Spain over his side.
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Deschamps was speaking after recently announcing his squad for the delayed 2020 European Championships, which will now take place this summer.

As per quotes relayed by the Daily Mirror, Deschamps was quick to play down any accusations that could arise from the Aymeric Laporte camp following the decision, revealing that he is 'uncomfortable' about the prospect of what could come.

"What makes me uncomfortable is what he might say, and that's a lie," Deschamps began. 

"The only message I received from him was in October about a situation regarding an injury. He hasn't played for us? It could've happened, ten seconds would've been enough."

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That injury Didier Deschamps mentioned prevented Aymeric Laporte from making his France debut when he was called up to the squad in October 2019.

The now Spanish international required surgery after damage sustained to his ACL in a game against Tottenham Hotspur.

Since then, Aymeric Laporte hasn't been called upon by his country.

"He's always been in the list of players, but there's been competition," Deschamps continued.

"We considered him in November and March, and this time. Leaving him out is not a mistake, it's just my decision. I wish him the best. He's free to make that choice."

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