His summons to the list of the Blues for the Euro caused a sensation. After a season completed under the colors of Sevilla FC, Jules Koundé has been discovering the daily life of the France A team for a few hours. A meteoric rise for the young central defender trained at the Girondins de Bordeaux. Used to evolving with the Hopes, the main protagonist will finally be able to rub shoulders at the highest international level.
If his selection does not suffer from any dispute, the former Bordelais does not hide that the Blues had become a goal in his career. “The France A team, it’s hard to say when it became a goal. Maybe when I arrived in Sevilla, and I played more and more … It was always something present in my head, even if it was more or less distant. I have always believed in it, I have always worked for. Having this goal in my sights made it possible for me to achieve the performances with Sevilla FC, ” let go of the new kid confidently.
Jules Koundé wants to win in the France team
Ambitious player, the Sevilla FC defender admitted to being surprised to be summoned by Didier Deschamps to play the Euro. Not enough to destabilize it, or to slow it down in its desire to impose itself within the France group. “If I was called up, it’s because I deserve it and the coach has enough confidence in me and thinks that I have the capacity to evolve in this group. I went there very naturally, playing my game, without tying any knots in my head. So far, it’s going pretty well. Of course, there is a period of adaptation, but I will make it as short as possible and show that I have qualities. “ Qualities that made him indispensable for Julen Lopetegui in Spain.
Already very talented before leaving the Girondins de Bordeaux, Koundé improved in La Liga. Now Jules Koundé has a wider range for a central defender. “This year, I made a lot of progress on my concentration, on limiting small waste during the relaunch. It is really essential in the position of central defender. I also made progress in my communication with partners. On the relaunch aspect, I passed a milestone thanks to coach Lopetegui, who asked me to project myself, ” thus decrypts the native of Paris. Solid arguments which convinced Didier Deschamps to summon the person concerned to play the final phase of the Euro. But let’s face it, Jules Koundé does not intend to stop there …