France coach Didier Deschamps has played down the severity of N & # 39; Golo Kante's injury after the midfielder encountered a problem in the warm-up before Friday's game.
The Chelsea star, who faced a series of injury problems this season, played Les Bleus in the first XI round of Iceland in the Euro 2020 qualifier, but was replaced by Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko just before the kick-off.
Frank Lampard did not want Edge to be called in the face of his recent injury record, but Deschamps does not believe the recent setback is serious.
He felt a pain in the adductor [groin] Muscle power, "said the French coach after the game. "He felt like he did not feel comfortable playing.
"I made the decision [to pull him from the squad]because maybe it could get worse. I knew Moussa would be ready. "
When asked if he would play for France against Turkey on Monday, he added, "I do not think it's too serious for NG [Kante]but I have no answer tonight. "
France fought in the absence of Kante – as did Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba – but won 1-0 thanks to an Olivier Giroud penalty.
Kant's setback will not affect the relationship between Deschamps and Lampard, as the Chelsea boss did not dare to include Kante in the national team so soon after his injury.
After naming Kante in the squad, Deschamps said despite Lampard's request, "Lampard has asked me to pick no edge at the last rally, if that's still the case."
"Maybe I'll call him later to tell him that it would be nice to play Olivier Giroud a bit."