Depay asked the French government to let him go to the Netherlands national team
The player of the French Lyon and the Netherlands national team Memphis Depay expressed dissatisfaction with the new list of restrictions that the French government introduced, because of this he could miss the matches of the national team.
So, due to a new wave of the spread of coronavirus, professional football players were forbidden to leave France for matches of their national teams. Those players who visit non-EU countries during the international pause will have to undergo a two-week quarantine upon their return to France.
In this regard, Depay cannot go to the location of the Netherlands national team, which will play their first match of the qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup against Turkey. At the same time, such restrictions do not apply to the players of the French national team.
“French government, may I join the Netherlands team on Monday? That would be fair because you are making an exception for France players who also have to leave the EU for their matches,” Depay wrote in Twitter, mentioning the accounts of French President Emmanuel Macroon, UEFA and his club pin up.
French government can I please join the national team @OnsOranje on Monday. That would be fair since y’all make an exception for the France national team that travels outside of Europe to play games as well!!! @EmmanuelMacron @UEFAcom_fr @OL
Memphis Depay (@Memphis) March 19, 2021
It is worth saying that earlier, qualifications for the 2022 World Cup on the African continent suffered from such a decision of European Union officials, all matches of which were postponed to a later date.
Note that the match Turkey – the Netherlands should be held on Wednesday, March 24, at 19:00 Kyiv time.
Earlier it was reported that Lyon player Memphis Depay dined with a giraffe.