Media tour. At the end of last week, Aymeric Laporte (27) gave a cross-interview to several European media, among which The team, The Gazzetta dello Sport or the Guardian. Obviously, the choice to defend Spain was at the heart of the questions, as was his relationship with the France team. Not considered at its fair value according to him, the central defender returned to his last exchanges with Didier Deschamps, who had regretted not having been informed of his choice.
“I wrote to him a few months ago and I haven’t heard back. I’m not going to show it to you, but I have the message here. (Shows his phone.) Like I said before, maybe he changed his number, I don’t know. I wrote to her on the same number as the last time we called. No, it was not for that (his choice), I had written to him for something else. Six months before. I did not have any answer. And given what happened, I didn’t see myself important enough for the France team to have to communicate something like this either. In fact, the importance that I had for them was more media than anything else ”, he said.
“Us first, and them next”
Frustrated and touched, the now international Spanish (4 capes, 1 goal) could well find the Blues and DD in the next round. To do this, La Roja will have to eliminate Croatia and the Habs will have to take Switzerland out on Monday. “We know it, but we don’t talk about it. We are focused on Croatia. We hope to win and then we face those we have to face ”, he confided, evoking how he would live this necessarily special meeting, him the native of Agen, in Lot-et-Garonne.
“With some emotion, that’s for sure. With a lot of envy too. If the case arose, it would undoubtedly be a tough game. I don’t prefer anyone. I love playing against the best in the world. So the team that will be in front, I will face it with pleasure. (…) (France?) No, it’s not a lambda team, I will always wish them the best. But us first, and then them ”, he concluded. Will fate put the France team on Aymeric Laporte’s path to Spain? Answer tonight.