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The team report that Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman refused to be replaced despite a blow in the 1st half of extra time against Switzerland, despite his injury, as he wanted to reverse the French public’s image of him as a player who frequently suffers from fitness problems.
Marcus Thuram finally replaced the Bayern man in the 2nd half, after Didier Deschamps had a major interview with Coman, saying: “But you’re not going to play Kingsley …”
This attitude highlights greater frustration on the part of Coman, who made a very quick round trip between Sweden and Budapest on June 17-18 to see his newly born baby girl, as he was feeling great. and ready to start against Portugal.
The French staff agreed on the basis of his performances – in the end, Deschamps put Tolisso on the right wing, with Deschamps explaining to Coman that his reasoning behind this was that the ex-Lyonien was simply a better defensive option.