Manchester City fans have taken to Twitter to react after it was revealed that Aymeric Laporte has once again been left out of Didier Deschamp’s France squad.
Moldavie 🆚 France (22/03)
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— Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) March 14, 2019
Laporte, arguably one of the Premier League’s best in his position and a player who cost City £57m when they signed him from Athletic Bilbao, has never been capped by his country – he has received just a single call-up, but never made it onto the pitch.
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City’s second most expensive player in their history could have played for Spain, but he did not apply for residency before arriving at the Etihad Stadium.
There is a lot of confusion surrounding Deschamps continued expulsion of the 24-year-old.
It has been suggested that Les Bleus boss is not a fan of his personality, whilst it has also been coined that his contact with the Spanish national team hasn’t gone down well with Deschamps, despite France regular and World Cup winner Lucas Hernandez previously doing the same.
Let’s see what the City supporters are saying about the matter on Twitter…
— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) March 14, 2019
As with Aguero, their loss is our gain. Two of our most important players getting rested before the run in? Sounds good to me.
— Nathan Allen (@nallensports) March 14, 2019
Kurt Zouma over Laporte ???
— Nick Dufour (@nick_du4) March 14, 2019
Didier Deschamps has a PERSONAL thing with Aymeric @Laporte .Whatever it is, It’s PATHETIC and Unprofessional?
— Rostam Ramadhan?? (@Rostam16_) March 14, 2019
Madness !! Zouma & umtiti ? not complaining like but wow
— Azz Olive (@AaronOlive) March 14, 2019
Kurt Zouma makes the list but Laporte doesn’t. It’s personal.
— Boss (@Fonskyy) March 14, 2019
Typical of Deschamp, can’t say I’m surprised.
— Kxng B A M . ? (@iamkxngbvm) March 14, 2019
Awesome…lad needs time to fully heal. I selfishly hoped all our players would be skipped so they can rest ? International break always makes me nervous for our players as we have so many important matches coming up and they don’t have much down time.
— ᴀᴛʟ ᴄɪᴛʏᴢᴇɴs (@ATLCityzens) March 14, 2019
Great news a fully fit laporte:)
— Marc (@MarcKerr5678) March 14, 2019