Nkunku is one of the squad of the 23 players who nominated National Trainer Didier Deschamps for the two friendly matches against the Ivory Coast (March 25th in Marseille) and South Africa (March 29 in Lille). “His spectrum has expanded, he does not just play only on the wing, but also in the center or as a second striker,” explained Deschamps on Thursday. “He’s closer to the gate, that makes him even more dangerous.”
Nkunku is one of two players standing for the first time in the squad of the Equipe Tricolore. While Nkunkus Nomination had been expected, the second novice is somewhat more surprising: the ex-Bielefelder Jonathan Clauss will be the “late-occupied” at the age of 29 years and crowns a remarkable ascent: Clauss, who still played in 2015 at the SV Linx in the Verbandliga Südbaden, after changing Bielefeld to RC Lens 2020, and currently with nine tort templates of the third best template of Ligue 1.
Overall, five players from the Bundesliga are found in the French star ensemble: Bavaria professionals Lucas Hernandez, Benjamin Pavard and Kingsley Coman and Leverkusens Moussa Diaby are also located next to Nkunku.