Inter Milan striker Marcus Thuram and defender Benjamin Pavard will drop to the bench for France against Chile in Tueday’s friendly.

This according to French broadcaster TF1, via FCInterNews. The broadcaster report that it could be AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud who replaces Thuram for the friendly clash.

Two Inter players got the chance to start for France in yesterday’s friendly match against Germany.

One was striker Thuram. The 26-year-old will certainly be vying for the starting spot in attack for France at the Euros.

Les Bleus also have the likes of Giroud and Randal Kolo Muani who are capable of leading the line.

Meanwhile, in defense there are a plethora of options for France both at fullback and at centre-back.

Inter defender Pavard is capable of playing in either position.

For his club, the 27-year-old former Bayern Munich and Stuttgart defender plays on the right side of a position, a role that is something of a hybrid of the two defensive roles.

Pavard has played at both right-back and centre-back for France. It was in the former role that the Nerazzurri defender started in the World Cup final in 2018.

Yesterday, Pavard played the centre-back role in a back for for France.

Thuram & Pavard To Drop To The Bench For France Vs Chile

Against Germany in a friendly match yesterday, Thuram and Pavard were unable to prevent France from falling to a 2-0 defeat.

That match was the first of two that Les Bleus will play during the international break.

France coach Didier Deschamps is taking one of his last remaining chances to test out his squad ahead of the upcoming Euros.

Inter duo Thuram and Pavard got the chance to try and prove themselves yesterday.

But against Chile on Tuesday, it will be former Arsenal and Chelsea veteran Giroud who “auditions” to lead the line at yet another major tournament for France.

And in defense, there is a plethora of options for Deschamps to consider, both at centre-back and at right-back. Therefore, Pavard will certainly have his work cut out for him earning a starting place.