Called up to the Blues for the first time in his career this Thursday, Wesley Fofana epitomizes this talented new generation of French centre-backs. The Chelsea player, who also had the chance to play for Ivory Coast, could therefore have his first selection against the Netherlands next Friday (8.45 pm), or against Ireland three days later. Asked about his choice to call the player in Telefootat a time when the interest of the Ivorian federation was so great, the Blues coach assured that it was purely a sporting choice and that he did not want to “block” him.
“It goes through confirmation through what they are doing with us and through what they are going to do with their club (to be selected in Blues, editor’s note). I never selected a player to prevent him from making a different choice, urged the Bayonnais. Today it’s here. After that it’s always like I tell them, for those who come, it’s to get back to it. The message got through.