The Manchester United and French striker impressed a host of coaches and pundits in the Premier League last season to get himself back in the France national team squad.
France national team boss Didier Deschamps revealed that he has seen a considerable progress in Manchester United’s Anthony Martial of late.
The United forward has apparently earned himself a spot back into the national team after a spell of conflicting form for club, which resulted in being left out of the world cup winning squad in 2018.
The striker has since improved under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and winning the United players’ player of the year award last season, and in so doing impressed Deschamps. The manager praised Martial after his performance in France’s 1-0 Nations League win over Portugal on Sunday.
Deschamps is quoted saying in French media outlet TF1 on Martial “He lacked in finishing – it seemed a little bit clumsy,” told.
“But sincerely, having watched the moments again, it came down to small margins.
“He is part of the group of players who have not been here for a long period of time, but he has changed during this period, on the pitch and off of it.
“With years, he has also gained maturity. He is much more determined – he already had quality. Things are more concrete.
“I feel a bit unfortunate for him because he was not rewarded with a goal [against Portugal] but he is very promising.”
Martial is yet to hit the ground running this season missing 3 games for a red card received in 6 – 1 humiliation by Tottenham Hotspurs.