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Didier Deschamps explains the reasoning behind Ibrahima Konate’s omission from the latest France squad

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Ibrahima Konate has once again missed out on a call up for the France national side because manager Didier Deschamps prefers to operate with a three-man defence.

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“I brought William [Saliba] last time and he always plays in a back three.

Following the latest squad announcement, the national side’s boss has explained the decision to omit the 22-year-old.

“Yes, I’m following [Konate], he’s in a team which is competing in the Champions League final and for the title in England,” the 53-year-old said (as quoted by Liverpool Echo).

“But since he’s been at Liverpool, he’s mostly played in a four-man defence and there is competition [in the France team].

5 has been one of Jurgen Klopp’s top performers in recent months and he’ll be expecting a starting spot in the Champions League final on May 28.
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