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Several weeks after leaving the French women's football team, Wendie Renard gave an interview on the program "Europe 1 Sport".

At the origin of the internal rebellion, having cost the departure of coach Corinne Deacon, the OL player does not close the door to a return to the national team.

Wendie Renard does not regret anything.

Four and a half months before the Women's World Cup, the Olympique Lyonnais player, and now ex-captain of Les Bleues, said she had taken her "responsibilities" after her voluntary withdrawal from the national team.

At the initiative of a sling against the coach Corinne Deacon, freshly landed from her post by the French Football Federation (FFF), Wendie Renard took a "decision carefully considered for several months".

At the microphone of the 

Europe 1 Sport

program (every evening from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), the Martiniquaise however explained that she had made a "very difficult" choice.


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A decision that shook the Blues since other voices were raised following the departure of Wendie Renard.

The two leading attackers Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto imitated their teammates, all denouncing the poor managerial system established by Corinne Deacon.

With her 142 selections for the France team, Wendie Renard however defended herself from any influence on the other players: "I made a personal decision", declared the main interested party before continuing: "It feels good to be able to be aligned with its values.

A possible return?

The defender of Olympique Lyonnais now feels freed from a burden.

But it does not however exclude a return to the national team.

The one who was at the initiative of the departure of Corinne Deacon, is impatiently awaiting the choice of the new coach of Les Bleues to decide anything.

But a potential return to the tricolor jersey is not guaranteed, "the next coach must also want to work with me", underlined the defender.

Wendie Renard reminds us, "it's the coach who will select me if I perform well with my club (...) but why not?".

The 32-year-old player does not close the door to a return to the France team for the Women's World Cup to be held from July 20 to August 20 in Australia and New Zealand.

Playing such a competition is "an ultimate dream" for the one who had already taken part in the 2019 World Cup where France had been eliminated in the quarter-finals by the United States.

"I am a competitor at heart. I like this jersey and I want to do everything to win a title with it", finally claimed in 

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the most capped player in the history of the Blue.