He had not played with the Blues since February 2012 due to a liver transplant.
Didier Deschamps have great confidence in him: “Otherwise, I would not take it. Even if i’m affected and I think this is the case for everyone for what happened in his private life, what interests me is the football. He is very well liked in the group; he has international experience, what is not the case for many people. He has a role to play on the field by his experience. “
A feeling shared by Hugo Lloris the Blues goalkeeper: “We can only have the utmost respect with regard to the fight he led against illness and his efforts to return to the highest level. The team is young. His experience will help us. He is generous. “