Dortmund-Real Madrid: “Tchouaméni will miss the final”, confirms Carlo Ancelotti

A first hiccup at the end of the season for Aurélien Tchouaméni. The French midfielder from Real Madrid, injured, will not play in the Champions League final. Victim of a stress fracture of the metatarsal during the semi-final second leg of the Champions League on May 8 against Bayern Munich, the 24-year-old French midfielder is too short physically to hold his place on the Wembley lawn .

The former Monegasque hoped to be restored for this final. He had even consulted several specialists, notably in New York last week, to no avail. “Aurélien Tchouameni will miss the final,” the Italian coach said this Friday. He won’t even be on the bench.

A package which raises questions a little less than a month before the Blues enter the competition for Euro 2024 scheduled for June 17 against Austria. If Didier Deschamps has decided to call up the midfielder in his expanded list of 25 names, the staff remains vigilant and is carefully following the evolution of his injury while the final list must be delivered on June 7 to UEFA. “This date will be very important for him,” we insist. The coaches also have the possibility, as in Qatar, to make a final change on the eve of the first match in the event of injury. In this case, a medical file must be validated by the UEFA medical committee.

“There is uncertainty but if Aurélien is on the list, there is a good chance that he will be ready for the start of the competition,” explained the coach on May 16, asked to comment on the case of the three injured (with Mike Maignan and Kingsley Coman). I consider that they will all be available for the first match on June 17 (against Austria). » An optimism shared by Carlo Ancelotti this Friday. “I think he could have recovered for the Euro,” said the coach.

If, in the end, the former Monegasque were to give up on the Euro, Deschamps would undoubtedly have to call Marseillais Jordan Veretout with whom he spoke by telephone on May 17.


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