Alexandre Lacazette has said he is ‘always available’ for his national team after he had to turn down his latest international call-up due to an injury.
With an injury to Anthony Martial, Didier Deschamps finally turned to Alexandre Lacazette after leaving him out of his selection once again.
But it was no sooner announced that Lacazette had been called up to the French squad for their games against the Netherlands and Lucas Torreira’s Uruguay (20 November) than it was announced he had to withdraw with an injury. Initial reports claimed it was a slight groin problem.
There were some reports that he had rejected the call from Deschamps after being ignored for so long. His last cap came almost exactly one year ago – against Germany on 14 November 2017. He scored both France’s goals in that 2-2 draw. That was never the case.
“I’m not the type to set a specific number of goals,” Lacazette said on OLTV. “I especially want to score goals to help the team reach their goals.
“I also have in mind the French team. I was called by Didier Deschamps for the last two games against the Netherlands and Uruguay but unfortunately, an injury forced me to decline this call.
“I really hope to come back one day in Blues. I am always available.”
There is no word if Lacazette will be available after the international break concludes but we can expect an update at Unai Emery’s pre-Bournemouth press conference if the club haven’t delivered one before that.