Aymeric Laporte hits back at Deschamps after France snub

Aymeric Laporte made his debut for Spain against Portugal.

The Man City defender switched his allegiance from France to Spain after years of being snubbed by Les Bleus.

He had a tough campaign this year after falling out of favour in Pep Guardiola’s pecking order at City behind Ruben Dias and John Stones.

France manager Didier Deschamps is not happy with Laporte’s decision of switching his international allegiance.

Deschamps said: “What makes me uncomfortable is what he might say, and that is a lie. The only message I received from him was in October about a precise situation regarding an injury he had sustained in September.”

Aymeric Laporte was asked whether he feels connected to his Spanish routes.

“Luis Enrique rang me to ask about the situation and I told him I wanted to play for the country, and to compete at the top level and I would love to,” Laporte said.

“It’s quite a strong question but I will try to reply in the best way possible.

“I will compete at the top level. The objective is the same as Spain’s — to win the competition. I will give everything to win with the national team and that is the important thing.”


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