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France boss Didier Deschamps crestfallen over Corentin Tolisso injury as doubts emerge over Euro 2020 participation

Coretnin Tolisso
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France boss Didier Deschamps has expressed his disappointment over Corentin Tolisso’s injury that he picked up in training earlier this week. The Bayern Munich midfielder is expected to miss the rest of the season, and could be a doubt for the upcoming Euro 2020 campaign.

Bayern officially confirmed that Tolisso underwent surgery for a tendon rupture in his left thigh. And L’Equipe further claimed that he could miss “up to three months” and is also considered “uncertain” for France’s Euro 2020 campaign.

The 26-year-old has played only 14 games this campaign for Hansi Flick’s side, but reportedly remains a vital part of the coach’s plans.

Deschamps saddened by Tolisso’s injury

French team coach Deschamps has admitted that Tolisso’s injury “saddens” him, but he is hopeful his charge will return to action soon.

“Corentin’s injury saddens me, says Didier Deschamps told the France Football Federation website. “There is never a good time to get injured.

“It is still too early to say definitively on the duration of his unavailability. What I am sure, knowing his great strength of character, we will see him at his best. I am sure that he will do everything to.”

Bayern boss Flick was equally disappointed for Tolisso, and said: “It’s a serious muscle injury on the left thigh, a tendon tear. He has already been operated on. I’m just sorry. We are all shocked.

“It didn’t indicate itself at all and he didn’t have any problems before. It’s almost a tragedy when you look at your injury history. We expect at least three months. Unfortunately, it’s not an easy job. But he will get the time he needs.”