As expected, Newcastle United on-loan striker Loic Remy made the French squad last night, when Didier Deschamps announced the 23 man squad, but not all French fans thought Loic Remy should have been named in the squad.
Alexandre Lacazette – missed out on World Cup
There was a poll in French daily L’Equipe of some of the top French strikers, including 22 year-old Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette and Loic finished bottom of the poll on only 23%, even though he had a great season in the Premier League with 14 goals in just 27 total appearances for the Magpies.
Remy’s main challenger was Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, who has been linked with Newcastle this summer, and he now seems to be attracting the interest of some bigger clubs too.
Alexandre Lacazette has only two full French caps, and and this season he scored 22 goals for Lyon in 53 appearances, but Loic had a great season in the high standard English Premier League, and got the nod from French manager Didier Deschamps.
Loic already has 22 caps with four goals for France.
The other strikers in the French squad are Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud and Real Sociedad’s 23-year-old, Antoine Griezmann, who at the moment has only one full cap for France.
But we’re sure that one of Loic’s goals (excuse the pun) this season was to play well for Newcastle, so that he make the French squad for the World Cup in Brazil, and he’s achieved both those objectives.
It’s just a pity we couldn’t sign him to a permanent deal at Newcastle, but that’s not going to happen.