French international Blaise Matuidi says that Lucas Digne has never let his side down, and is showing that he is improving as a defender as well as an offensive left-sided player.
Digne signed from Barcelona in the summer and has ousted Leighton Baines as the Blues’ first choice left-back, which earned him a recall to the French national side after missing out on the World Cup in Russia this summer.
Matuidi said that Digne has never let his national side down, and that he feels the former PSG man is an effective defender.
Speaking to L’Equipe, cited by SportWitness, he said, “Lucas played at PSG, Roma, Barça, the big clubs where he progressed offensively.
“And here he plays in a championship that forces him to be stronger defensively.
“I don’t see all his matches but I have seen him, and I find him effective.
“Above all, in the (national team) he never disappointed.”
Digne is expected to start the game against Germany this weekend as he looks to cement his place in the side even further, with many wishing he had moved to Everton earlier and gone to the World Cup with France.
Instead, Digne will focus on helping Everton try to achieve a European slot this season and continue his excellent form.