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“I hope to continue this momentum and be able to help the team as much as possible. Lately, I’ve been feeling really good, I’m feeling fulfilled on the pitch, I’m having fun, my teammates are helping me a lot. I feel in a good time, I will continue to work. We are in very good shape, we have to continue like this, game after game as the coach says. We need to keep this momentum going. ” Asked about his return to the fore with Atlético de Madrid in mid-January, Thomas Lemar did not hide his satisfaction.
Affected by the Covid-19 shortly after his statements, the French winger was stopped in his tracks and struggled to return with the Colchoneros even if he generally kept the confidence of Diego Simeone. Enough to be called by Didier Deschamps during this gathering. After being on the bench against Ukraine, the 25-year-old started against Kazakhstan and made a good impression in the eyes of the manager. Suddenly, Didier Deschamps once again established him on Wednesday night in Sarajevo, against Bosnia-Herzegovina (1-0).
Deschamps : “He was very leggy, very mobile”
First placed on the left side, the number 8 tricolor offered 25 first minutes of quality, with a lot of movement and interesting choices on the ball. Always voluntary, Thomas Lemar delivered a good performance before giving way to Sissoko at the very end of the game. Not called by DD since the end of 2019, has the main concerned been able to seize his chance during this gathering? Didier Deschamps in any case seemed satisfied on Wednesday evening.
“He was very leggy, very mobile. He is a very good player, he has found a very good condition. Even if he had played the last match, with his technical touch, his volume, whether on the left or on the right, he performed well ”, let go of the former OM coach at a press conference. Thomas Lemar, the big winner of this international break on the blue side? Answer in the coming months, even if he will still have to perform with Atlético to be there at the Euro.
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