Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette set for World Cup duty with France, claims Remi Garde
Lyon coach Remi Garde has revealed that Alexandre Lacazette is likely to play for France at the World Cup in Brazil.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 12/04/14 1:33pm
The 22-year-old forward has been in impressive form this season and has scored 14 goals in 30 appearances in Ligue 1.
Lacazette has also scored two goals in eight Europa League matches, but failed to find the target during his side's 2-1 defeat to Juventus in Turin on Thursday.
France coach Didier Deschamps was at the game at the Juventus Stadium and informed Garde that the striker, who has played twice for France so far, is in his plans for the World Cup.
"I talked about him with the national team coach, who was present at the match," Garde told reporters on Friday.
"He relies on Alexandre Lacazette. He didn't give me the list of players for the World Cup, but he confirmed that he relies on him.
"He is aware of the huge improvement made by Alex since the start of the season. He knows he can score important goals."