Didier Deschamps, who is in charge of the French national team, offered his thoughts on the situation with Rafael Varane, who is a central defender for Manchester United.
According to Sport Witness, Didier Deschamps is hopeful that his starting defender will be healthy enough to play for Les Bleus in their opening match of the tournament.
Since Varan limped to Stamford Bridge in tears a month ago, the subject of whether or not he would make the World Cup squad has taken on an entirely new appearance.
However, the injury did not turn out to be as bad as was initially thought, and Deschamps has announced that he anticipates Varane will be able to play in France’s opening match in Group D against Australia.
“He does well. He is in a good mood and in a good mood at this very moment. Deschamps stated that he anticipates that the player will be available for the opening game.
The French manager then made the announcement that Varane had resumed his training, but that he still had a few more things to accomplish before he could consider himself to be completely fit.
“He is following his procedure. He has been working out more frequently now. Once more, he had contact with the ball. He is going to do it once again today. The manager said, “Before Thursday, he still needs to complete a few more steps.”
The team that Deschamps has assembled is considered to be one of the favourites to win the competition, and it is anticipated that Varane will play an important part in the core of the French defence.
Since United’s match against Chelsea that ended in a tie, the 29-year-old has not participated in a game for the club, but he is likely to be pleased to learn that he is on track to help France retain their World Cup title.
Varane had a challenging first year at United, but this year he developed a strong friendship with Lisandro Martinez, and the two of them left an impression throughout the season.
The world-class defender that United have invested in has been put through his paces by the former Real Madrid star, and Eric ten Haag will be hoping against hope that the Frenchman can return from Qatar injury-free.
A week later, on November 22, France will open their World Cup campaign against Australia at Al-Wakrah. The match will take place.