Monaco's 19-year-old forward Anthony Martial has been called up by France coach Didier Deschamps for the friendlies against Portugal and Serbia. "He has those qualities of power and pace that I'm after," Deschamps said. Ligue 1 top scorer Alexandre Lacazette is omitted "due to injury".
Didier Deschamps, France coach
It hurts. The truth out on the pitch shows our mistakes, and mine first. It's the end of the season, a tricky period. Against Belgium [4-3 defeat last Sunday] and Albania, we failed to find fixes, especially regarding involvement, determination. That was not good enough.
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