Martin Terrier: Why can he replace Benzema at World Cup?

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Martin Terrier: why can he replace Benzema at the World Cup?

Will Martin Terrier finally play the World Cup with the Blues? With Karim Benzema's package, his name is mentioned again.

Has Martin Terrier's time with the Blues arrived? With the withdrawal of Karim Benzema on Saturday evening November 19, the French team finds itself at the end of the season. 25 to start the World Cup and Didier Deschamps has until Monday night to call a new player into the squad as required by Fifa regulations. Can the Rennes player be this 26th man? If the trend is very important on the networks, several other names are cited such as Ben Yedder or Moussa Diaby.

But, voted best player of the month for October, Martin Terrier has a real attacking profile and not a winger like Marcus Thuram, Kingsley Coman, Ousmane Dembé ;lé, or as Kylian Mbappé to help out, he therefore has an interesting profile even if Randal Kolo Muani, replacing Christopher Nkunku has also been replaced. summoned. With 11 goals and 4 assists in 20 appearances in all competitions, Martin Terrier still offers the best attacking statistics still available for Didier Deschamps. Inexperience but also his state of health. because the attacker was also victim of a small physical glitch at the end of October with an elongation.

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Trained to Lille where he will sign his first pro contract in 2016, Martin Terrier will have a timid start in the elite before being loaned to the top flight. at RC Strasbourg during the 2017 transfer window, where it will be revealed. Recruited by Olympique Lyonnais for 11 million euros in 2018, he will play two seasons with Les Gones, where he will gradually establish himself from 2019.

After an additional season in the Rhône, Martin Terrier will then be one of the big catches of Stade Rennais during the summer. 2020 by signing for 12 million euros with the Breton club. The beginning of a beautiful story, between the left wing and the tip of the Rennes attack. Renewed a little by surprise during the summer transfer window 2022, he is undeniably the mainstay of the Breton team this season.

A virgin palmares but statistics flattering

Martin Terrier hasn't won (yet) of title, even if it was finalist of the Coupe de la Ligue in 2020 with Olympique Lyonnais. At Les Gones, he scored ten league goals in two seasons (2018-2019 and 2019-2020), six in the cup and even a goal in the Champions League. Previously, Martin Terrier had already made notable appearances in the 2016-2017 season (1 goal with Losc) and 2017-2018 (3 goals with RC Strasbourg).

With Stade Rennais, Martin Terrier will score 9 goals in 2020-2021, all competitions combined, then 21 goals the following season, with a more central position, making the former Lyonnais the third top scorer in Ligue 1 behind Kylian Mbappé, Wissam Ben Yedder and equality with Moussa Dembélé. Terrier will be named in passing for the UNFP trophy for the best Ligue 1 player. Since the start of the 2022-2023 season, he has already scored 11 goals, including 8 in Ligue 1 and 3 in the European Cup.

The French team, one of its "goals"

Martin Terrier has a background already; provided with the Blues, but in the under 20s, and in the Espoirs. With the former, he disputed; a World Cup, in 2017 in Korea, shaking the nets from the first meeting against Honduras. With the latter, he will make an impression during qualifying for Euro 2019, with a hat-trick. against Kazakhstan and a double against Montenegro in particular.

Martin Terrier confided in the on Team A last season on Prime Video: "Honestly, I don't think about it, but after, for sure the fact of associating myself with; the French team, ça also values ​​my daily work and my qualities. This is also one of my goals at the future", he had whispered. "I tasted; to the France team among the Espoirs, so once we have tasted the to ça, we want to go see higher".