Moussa Diaby: favorite to replace Benzema at World Cup?

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Moussa Diaby: favorite to replace Benzema at the World Cup?

Following Karim Benzema's package, striker Moussa Diaby could replace the Real Madrid striker.

Will Moussa Diaby be the 26th man on Didier Deschamps' list? Following the Real Madrid striker's package on Saturday November 19, the Bayer Leverkusen player is applying for a job. a place in the French team to compensate for the Ballon d'Or 2022 package. Author of a good season in Germany with 22 matches on the clock at the start of the season for 8 goals and 4  assists, he is one of the favourites.

With eight selections in the France team, all in recent months, Moussa Diaby therefore logically applies to replace Karim Benzema. Even if he presents a different profile to “KB9”. The left winger of Bayer Leverkusen could take advantage of the presence of Kolo Muani and Marcus Thuram, axial attackers, to offer a credible alternative to Didier Deschamps, especially if the coach of the Blues wants to evolve in 4-2-3-1.

His career in Blue 

Moussa Diaby is not a small novice in the France team. First of all, the Frenchman was regularly called upon among the hopefuls, especially among the U19s in 2018 where he achieved a very good Euro where he scored 1 goal and delivered 3 decisive passes. In 2021, Moussa Diaby, will miss a part of the Euro hopefuls at because of a Covid-19 contamination in March, then the Olympic Games because not released; with his German club.

The Leverkusen striker will eventually be called up for the very first time in the group of Didier Deschamps and the France A team at the occasion of the August 2021 gathering to play the matches against Bosnia, Ukraine or even Finland counting for the qualifications of the World Cup. He knows his first series ;election, replacing ant Kylian Mbappé  the 90th minute of the match against; Bosnia and Herzegovina, to Strasbourg, September 1, 2021. Called; for the final phase of the League of Nations, he won his first title with the Blues against; Spain and account before the World Cup, 8 caps with the France team.