Deschamps denies Laportes France snub is personal

first_imgFrance coach Didier Deschamps insists he cannot have two left-footed defenders at centre-back in his team following Aymeric Laporte’s shocking claimsSince arriving from Athletic Bilbao in last January for a club record fee of £57m at Manchester City, Laporte has become regarded as one of the best defenders in Europe.But the 24-year-old surprisingly continues to be overlooked by Deschamps for France with the likes of Kurt Zouma and Mamadou Sakho getting the nod instead.This led the uncapped Laporte to make a stunning accusation against Deschamps by claiming it’s personal last week.But the former Juventus boss insists his decision was based purely on footballing reasons.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I do not understand [why Laporte made those statements]. I do not know,” Deschamps told RMC Sport.“I do not have a problem with anyone. When I choose someone it is not for me. I repeat. I only have one thing to say to him and that is that he continues to perform well.“If you tell me he must be in [Marseille centre-back Adil] Rami’s place then I stop you right away.“Sorry but two left-footed defenders at centre-back at international level… We have a lot of left-footers and few right-footers.”Laporte, who’s played every single one of City’s Premier League games this season, will likely start in today’s clash against Crystal Palace.last_img read more

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SELECTMEN NEWS Big Issues To Be Discussed At Tonights Meeting June 11

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets this Monday, June 11, 2018 at 7pm at Town Hall (Room 9).There are some noteworthy items on the agenda, including:Selectmen will hear a presentation from Planning Director Valerie Gingrich regarding the town’s Market Study on Route 38 and Economic Development.Selectmen will consider signing an access license and agreement with Olin Corporation to conduct water sampling.Selectmen will consider the request of the Reading Municipal Light Department to conduct an electric vehicle ride and drive event on Sunday, July 15, 10am to 3pm, in conjunction with the Wilmington Farmers Market, in the Fourth of July Building’s Parking Lot.Selectmen will hear from Frank West and Mike Kelley regarding the Wilmington Minutemen’s Flag Retirement Ceremony on June 14 at 6pm behind the Town Museum.Town Manager Jeff Hull will provide information from MBTA relative to a temporary suspension of weekend commuter rail service in Wilmington on the Lowell Line.The agenda is lighter than usual as Selectmen are holding a second meeting this week to interview two more law firms in the running to become Wilmington’s next permanent Town Counsel.The meeting will be telecast live by Wilmington Community Television on WCTV-G — Channel 22 on Comcast and Channel 38 on Verizon.  The meeting will also be streamed on WCTV’s website HERE.Wilmington Apple intends to report on each of the items above – and any other news that comes from the meeting — over the next two weeks. Wilmington Apple typically live-tweets the meeting HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Selectmen To Discuss Need For Fire Substation At Wednesday, August 7 MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Childhood Cancer Study, Olin, Cook Ave., Recreation Dept. Update On Agenda For Tonight’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Big Issues To Be Discussed At Tonight’s Meeting (September 10)In “Government”last_img read more

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