Strange Night by Jonathan Clauss

What’s next after this announcement?

An unknown single just under two years ago when he landed at Racing Club de Lens from Arminia Bielefeld, Jonathan Clauss (29) quickly became a reference in Ligue 1. He was still playing at an amateur level in 2017 with US Avranches he established himself as an executive of the northern club whose performances in Ligue 1 (6th in 2021 and currently 8th) are very interesting. Once again on the right foot this season, the native of Strasbourg has 4 goals and 9 offers in 28 Ligue 1 games. An important contribution in attack for the right-hand piston who has been knocking on the door of the French team for many months. If the old system didn’t give pistons pride of place, the change to 3-5-2 changed things for Jonathan Clauss.

Called for the first time in this meetinghe benefits from the replacement of Benjamin Pavard in central defense and the very disappointing performances of Léo Dubois for Olympique Lyonnais to join the French group. “I have to tell myself that I am in my place, that is the meaning of the discussion I had with the coach. (…) I will have to free myself on the ground, in training, to take my marks. And then we’ll see what I can do. But if I didn’t feel capable of it, I wouldn’t have come. There is that adrenaline that makes you vibrate” explained before his debut. Double by Kingsley Coman, he entered Marseille against the Ivory Coast after five minutes.

silenced the whistles

Wanting to test him more consistently, Didier Deschamps decided to launch him as a starter this Tuesday night against South Africa (5-0). And yet, aside from the game, it was not the time to party. Hostile tags towards Jonathan Clauss were found near the Pierre-Mauroy stadium. No red carpet was needed for the Strasbourger as he still felt at home in the rival’s compound. Moving and hard-hitting in his lane, he also excelled in defensive efforts with a game-high 5 interceptions. Compromised in the fourth tricolor goal scored by Wissam Ben Yedder, he was also able to score a little earlier after returning from the locker room but had only found the small goal (50th).

Released in the final moments to make way for Christopher Nkunku (89th), Jonathan Clauss showed great things. This has been underlined by Didier Deschamps at a press conference while criticizing certain beeps against him: “I find what happened regrettable, to put it mildly. He goes against the France team before going against Jonathan Clauss. What he did on the ground dampened the whistles of those who foolishly protested. It is the merit of him. He participated in the victory in his specific role. He returned to Marseille, he also wanted to see him longer to have answers for the future. Precisely the future, Jonathan Clauss seems to have clarified it with this quite positive rally where he showed that he was capable of catching up with the Blues. It is up to him to continue in this way to be in the Nations League game at least in June and perhaps in the November 2022 roster for the 2022 World Cup. More than ever, Jonathan Clauss passionately lives the dream. blue of him

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