William Saliba shined, playing the full 90 minutes and helping keep a clean sheet in France’s first win over Austr

There was a time when coach Deschamps ignored him at the French team. The 55-year-old strategist often uses the midfielder pair Konate and Ucapemano, instead of William Saliba.

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Even ahead of EURO 2024 , the Arsenal star has failed to receive recognition from Deschamps, despite the 23-year-old’s consistent form throughout the Premier League’s two seasons.

6-phase-loan-7-spread-cat-bong-hon-da-tang-arsenal-when-coach-deschamps-recognized-ra-sai-lam-lauded-now 1Saliba had an excellent day against Austria

But the draw against Canada really opened a big turning point for William Saliba. The Arsenal pillar won the trust of Deschamps and was named in the official squad in the opening match against Austria at EURO 2024.

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France won a hard-fought victory over Austria with a final score of 1-0. William Saliba also personally contributed greatly to this victory.

According to Opta, the Arsenal star has impressive stats with 6 clearances, 7 successful defensive assists, 1 tackle and an accurate pass of up to 94%.

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William Saliba’s brilliance has partly made Deschamps realize his mistake in always keeping a world-class centre-back on the bench.


To be fair, there is still a bit of a disconnect between Saliba and Ucapemano. But this is only a matter of time as both promise to create one of the reliable blocking positions for the French team in this year’s EURO.