Welcome to the "Frog," my little piece of cyberspace to talk about my passion - le foot (or soccer for my North American friends) especially anything around French football. Of course I will have some guest contributors that might want to discuss other aspects of footy!
I support Les Bleus, Arsenal and PSG but really just love watching, analyzing and following the beautiful game.
"You have to trust your teammates, always. If not we are lost."
Monday, August 02, 2010
Koscielny turns his eyes to Norway
Not pointing East...
The former central defender from Lorient who showed well this weekend for his new employer - Arsenal - during the Emirates Cup has made it clear that he is looking for his international future to be with France. The Polish FA made a call to see if he was interested in playing for his grandfather's nation. This is not surprising since Koscielny has never showcased for the youth set up for France and the player had made noises that he would be open to both countries. Of course his solid season last year in France as well as move to Arsenal has propelled him into everyone's radar. Does Laurent Blanc's radar have the central defender on it? I would think so. As I stated in an earlier post central defense needs to be a high priority for the new regime. Gallas is likely not to figure in the plans for Les Bleus and Abidal clearly will not be slotted back in the center of the defense moving forward. Blanc will need to determine what his partnership will be and hopefully will stick with that tandem...assuming it shows well! For me, Koscielny is clearly one of the candidates for that role. As well as Mexes, Ciani, Planus, Squillaci, Toulalan to name a few. Clearly the cupboard for Les Bleus is not bare when it comes to central defenders, the challenge will be to find the correct pairing for Les Bleus.