Debuchy named as Sagna replacement

BY foxsports • October 3, 2011

Lille right-back Mathieu Debuchy has vowed to grab his chance after being called up for France's final two Euro 2012 qualifiers in place of the injured Bacary Sagna.

Debuchy was drafted into Laurent Blanc's squad after Arsenal defender Sagna suffered a broken leg in his team's north London derby defeat at Tottenham.

Les Bleus face Albania on Friday and Bosnia-Herzegovina four days later, both games in Paris, looking to secure their place at next year's finals in Ukraine and Poland.

"I am very happy to be called up," Debuchy told "I have put in good performances lately.

"For me, I deserve it. There are players who are in front of me at the moment.

"Unfortunately for Bacary, he was injured. But the call-up makes me happy.

"I will give my all and see what happens."

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