Benjamin Mendy joins Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial by pulling back from France squad

Mendy joins Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial by withdrawing from France squad

 

Benjamin Mendy has become the latest Premier League star to pull back from the France squad.

City’s left-back suffered a knee injury during Sunday’s Manchester derby prevail upon United.

 

And he will no longer play a part in upcoming matches against the Netherlands and Uruguay.

Mendy has been in superb form for Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions this season.

And he has decided not to take any risks by making himself inaccessible for the title holders this month.

Mendy becomes the third English-based player to drop out of Didier Deschamps’ squad, with Manchester United team Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial likewise pulling back.

 

 

Pogba missed the 3-1 defeat to City after pulling up in United training last week, while Martial got a thump amid the diversion at the Etihad.

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette had been called up as a swap for Martial.

But he rejected Deschamps’ request in order to nurse a problem suffered during the 1-1 draw with Wolves.

However, Spurs’ Moussa Sissoko is back in support in the wake of awing for Mauricio Pochettino’s men as of late.

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