Mathieu Debuchy has made some interesting comments to the official Bordeaux website.
No doubt many Newcastle fans will be smiling at his tenuous grip on reality…
The disastrous move from Newcastle to Arsenal has left Mathieu Debuchy with next to no football, due to both injury and ability.
This has then had a knock-on effect with his international prospects, Debuchy starting France’s first match after leaving Newcastle when they beat Spain 1-0 on 4 September 2014.
However, since then, the Arsenal player has only been given 44 minutes of action by Didier Deschamps, a substitute appearance pn 7 September 2015 against Serbia when France won 2-1 and a certain Aleksandar Mitrovic got the consolation goal.
With all the French players especially desperate to feature in this summer’s Euros due to France hosting them, Mathieu Debuchy made a final desperate loan move to Bordeaux in an attempt to impress Deschamps.
However, the former Newcastle defender has only managed four games for the Ligue 1 club and a single victory, before picking up a hip/thigh injury.
With only seven Bordeaux matches remaining, even if Mathieu Debuchy makes it back onto the pitch against Monaco on Friday night – he surely now has zero chance of coming anywhere near selection this summer.
This though hasn’t stopped Debuchy declaring that ‘I still have the Euros in my head’.
After the way he went about his departure from St James Park, there won’t be many/any Newcastle fans wishing him well…
The last five matches have seen France bang in form, with wins over Holland, Russia, Germany and Denmark. The only exception being the defeat in very difficult circumstances against England at Wembley, in the aftermath of the terrorist outrages in Paris.
“I try to be as well prepared as possible to come back on the pitch.
“I am concentrating on my return with Bordeaux.
“I still have the Euros in my head. It is up to me to prove myself and to not have any worries.”