This week the French national team announced their squad for Euro 2020. Out of their 26 man squad, four players from Bayern Munich were called up. Lucas Hernández, Benjamin Pavard, Kingsley Coman, and even Corentin Tolisso were named to the selection for this summer’s competition.
Hernández, Pavard, and Tolisso were all part of the 2018 World Cup squad that went on to beat Croatia in the finals. Kingsley Coman was not part of the World Cup squad in 2018, but has made 29 appearances for Les Bleus.
Shockingly, Bayern’s newcomer Dayot Upamecano was not named to the squad. This comes as a surprise as Upamecano is touted to be one of the most promising French players in years. Others such as Kurt Zouma, Presnel Kimpembe, Léo Dubois, and Lucas Digne were selected over the Leipzig defender.
Tolisso has a large opportunity with the European Championships. The Frenchman played an important role in the World Cup with 5 appearances in the tournament, including two starts. However, the midfielder has missed a significant portion of the past three seasons, due to a series of injuries. Unfortunately, his fitness has prevented him from making more than 15 appearances in any of the last three Bundesliga campaigns. With minimal match fitness, he will have the chance to impress on the international stage. With a rumored departure this season becoming more and more likely, this will be a big chance for Tolisso.
Benjamin Pavard has now:— Goal (@goal) February 11, 2021
✅ Won the World Cup
✅ Won the Bundesliga
✅ Won the Champions League
✅ Won the DFB Pokal
✅ Won the UEFA Supercup
✅ Won the German Supercup
✅ Won the FIFA Club World Cup
Not to mention scoring the World Cup goal pic.twitter.com/GfzhTndApU
As more nations begin to announce their upcoming squads, we are sure to see many more FC Bayern players join the fun at this summer’s competition.