Mathieu Debuchy has finally reattached his leg and is set to make his return for Bordeaux against Marseille on Sunday.
The right-back picked up a hamstring injury against Nice after making just four appearances in Ligue 1. The defender is on loan in France until the end of the season after falling behind Hector Bellerin in the pecking order at Arsenal.
Speaking to Foot-Express.com recently, the Frenchman confirmed that he’s back in training now after relapsing twice during his recovery.
“It’s true that it’s a bit my fault, since I wanted to return too soon, compared to the end of the season,” he said.
“I had just arrived, so I had want to resume quickly, but it did not hold. It took me to wait another three weeks.”
Debuchy went on to admit he doesn’t know whether he will start against Marseille on Sunday. He’s been given the “medical green light” but he will see how he feels.
In regard to the Euros, Debuchy acknowledged that he’s still in the same position that he was before he left Arsenal. He went out on loan to fight for a place in the France squad but since he’s been injured, this has been impossible thus far.
“I’m still the same! I was hurt, but I still have a few games to give my all and go back to my physical level,” he said.
“That remains my goal of playing the Euro, and it motivates more, but we will update later, pending list (Didier Deschamps, Ed). My first goal is Bordeaux.”
Hopefully, Debuchy recovers and is able to battle for his place.