Clément Lenglet in a match with the selection of France


The idols and models with which Lenglet identified himself as a child

Published:11/09/2019 - 10:33h

Updated:11/09/2019 - 10:33h

Clément Lenglet was one of the best centers in Europe last season. The French made their place in Barça and this campaign has finally been done in France. His father talked about his references when he was younger

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Clément Lenglet has happened to the following level. The central already finds in the elite of Europe in his position and there is not anybody that argue his quality. The past season was the one of his arrival to the maximum competitive level and this goes to be the one of his confirmation. The one of Beauvois is already title indisputable so much in the FC Barcelona as in the French selection.

Didier Deschamps took in trusting the ex sevillista and did not summon him until the past month of June. While he stood out like titling in the Barça, the seleccionador followed carrying to Samuel Umtiti or to other defenders that did not play or that had lower level. But the technician at last has opened the eyes and seems that Lenglet goes to be a fixed with France from this time on.

The defence is fashionable in his country and therefore the press has gone to speak with his father. Sebastien Lenglet spoke of the idols that had his son when it was boy and as it began to change them to measure that was growing. "Of boy, Clément saw videos of Zidane and Ronaldinho. From the 14, instead, had two new referents: Paolo Maldini and Laurent Blanc. It happened hours looking videos of them", recognised to L'Instrument.

Laurent Blanc was his big referent and fixed in him by his fault of speed. Philippe Lambertl his trainer in inferior categories, recommended him that it saw his videos to see how defended without being too fast. "Memory that worked because it said us: 'I am not fast'. We put him the example of Blanc, with this need to anticipate to the career of the rival forward", explained.

Lenglet Still has margin of improvement

Although by his way to play do not seem it, Lenglet has only 24 years. The central has still a lot of future by in front and can improve in a lot of facets of the game. In the Seville saw him ways and stood out in LaLiga, but in the Barcelona has given a jump of important quality. It expects that in the next campaigns follow puliendo appearances of his game to be still better.

To improve goes to have to his side to one of the best head offices of the world in this last decade. Gerard Hammered has dominated all the appearances of the game that has to dominate a central of category and the French learns of him day in day out. The same that the Catalan, has quality and temper to take out the balloon played, a quality that in the Barça is key. If it keeps growing as up to now, it could finish being one of the best defenders of the next decade.

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