Arsenal midfielder, Matteo Guendouzi has been called upon by his Country for Euro2020 duties as Paul Pogba limps off the squad with an ankle injury.
Matteo Guendouzi has really been impressive for Arsenal lately and that just earned him a National duty ahead of the Euro2020.
Following the just concluded Derby Match between Arsenal and local rivals, Tottenham, Guendouzi fought so hard to help his side fit in the 2-2 draw.
Especially his well-praised pass across to Aubameyang as he expressed character and quality to help fire Arsenal back into the match.
Both teams moved into the international break feasting on 1 point each, while Matteo Guendouzi packed home the praises as the most industrious player of the day.
But not just is Guendouzi moving into the International break with the joy of how well he performed in the match, the 20-year-old is also getting the opportunity to represent his home country.
The Poissy born midfielder would be as well replacing Paul Pogba who missed out on the squad due to knee injuries according to reports.
It’s reportedly the first time, Guendozi is representing his Nation with the senior team.
Breaking | Matteo Guendouzi called up to the French national team for the 1st time! Paul Pogba pulls out with an ankle problem.
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) September 2, 2019
Speaking to reporters on how he found out that he has been called by the national team, Guendouzi said;
“I was having an afternoon nap, someone knocked at my door, but I didn’t hear it, because I was asleep. Then the coach (Sylvain Ripoll) rang me, he said it was me who knocked etc, so I went to see him directly. He said:
“We need to speak, I really like you, but you need to go.” I was confused, I was like, where? He said: “The A-team.” In my head, I was like wow, I didn’t believe it initially because 10 minutes earlier I was sleeping. I thought I was still in a dream.
“Then the coach spoke to me some more, explained the situation that I was with the senior team and its a dream. Thankfully I took a shower after so that it could properly sink in.
“I think the coach can describe my reaction better than I can, but my eyes popped out of my head. It is a big surprise for me today. This is a dream of mine since I was a kid.
“This is extraordinary, I think that any French player would want to be in this team. It is ginormous. There aren’t enough words to describe how it feels.”