Trez okay but Desailly doubtful
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Trezeguet is recovering from his ankle injury and should be fit to face England in Lisbon on Sunday.
The Juventus hit-man, a target for Barcelona, sprained his ankle on Friday in training but is expected to resume his preparatory work on Tuesday evening.
Providing he proves his fitness, Trezeguet is likely to line up alongside Thierry Henry in the eagerly-awaited Euro 2004 clash.
However, the latest bulletin on Marcel Desailly is not so positive.
The Chelsea veteran is clearly struggling with a knee problem so Manchester United's Mikael Silvestre is being tipped to play at centre back alongside Lilian Thuram.
That pairing is not used to playing together and both have spent large spells of their careers performing at full back rather than in the middle.
Desailly is not concerned, however, if he misses out and passes the mantle on to his team-mates.
"It hurts me when I make a pass and when I dribble," he complained.
"Anyway, the French team can still evolve during the tournament.
"In defence, it doesn't matter if it is Thuram, (William) Gallas, (Jean-Alain) Boumsong or Silvestre.
"It is all almost the same thing. It is like Coca-Cola and Pepsi!"
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