In attack, France national team coach Didier Deschamps is not exactly blessed with a wealth of options at present. His over-reliance on Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema is beyond explanation and is arguably holding Les Bleus back in World Cup qualification. A more reliable alternative must be found.
Although there is not a great deal of talent to choose from, certainly less than in past generations, there are still enough in-form strikers who should perhaps get a chance in Benzema’s place in the two upcoming qualifiers against Georgia and Belarus.
There are also some others who could put Benzema under pressure if they get back to full fitness and play regularly.
Here are some of the candidates that Deschamps has to choose from at present.