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Deacon does without Henry again, “surprised and shocked”

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 15, 2020
This will not help relations between the women’s section of Olympique Lyonnais and Corinne Deacon, the coach of the France team. After his altercation with the captain of the Rhone club Wendie Renard, who was also with the Blue until Deacon removed the armband in 2017, and the quarrel with Sarah Bouhaddi, who decided to take a step back with the selection , the boss of the France team has once again attracted the wrath of the club led by Jean-Michel Aulas. This Thursday, during the announcement of the list of players selected for the two qualifying matches for the Euro against North Macedonia on October 23 and in Austria on October 27, the former Clermont Foot coach did not do appeal to Captain Amandine Henry. This is the second time in a row that Deacon has done without the Lyonnaise, who had missed the previous rally due to a calf injury in late August in the Champions League. This time, the midfielder replayed (3 games) with her club but this was deemed insufficient by the coach. “I called her to tell her that I was not taking her there to give her time to come back to her best after her injury. It’s a sporting choice.”

This announcement did not fail to speak. His agent, Sonia Souid spoke of Henry’s reaction to the AFP microphone: “She was not expecting it at all, it’s shocking. She told him that his performance was below (what she usually did) and not up to the French team. It’s a big blow to her head. I don’t know if she is trying to prick it but it’s a very hard message, even if we understood that no one was untouchable with Deacon. ” The leader of the OL women’s team, Olivier Blanc, also made a comment on the club’s website. “It is her position that we respect but that we do not share. Amandine was injured but she played the last 3 games as a starter, she gave full satisfaction to Jean-Luc Vasseur. Our player was very surprised and shocked by this decision. “