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Lucas Hernandez: why the defender is absent from this Euro ?

Crowned world champion in 2018 with the French team, Lucas Hernandez misses another major competition.

When bad luck follows you. Seriously injured in the first match of the competition in 2022 against Australia, Lucas Hernandez is once again out of a major international competition. The PSG player seriously injured his knee during the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Dortmund. Operated on with success during the month of March in Austria, the brother of Théo Hernandez is now in his convalescence and hopes to return to the fields in a few months for the start of the new season.

Lucas Hernandez was born to Marseille on February 14, 1996 of the union of Laurence Py and the French footballer of Spanish origin Jean-François Hernandez, & ;eac;evolving à this period & Olympique de Marseille before being transferred to Marseille in Spain. The family then moved to Spain when Lucas was 6 years old. He and his younger brother, Theo Hernandez, embrace the same passion for football and are trained to play football. Atlético de Madrid.

After his junior career, he joined the Colchoneros B team for a few weeks before joining the squad. First team since the 2014-2015 season où he also played 13 matches with the national under-19 selection. Able to play as a left back or central defender, his versatile profile is highly appreciated. The following season, however, he did not yet find a starting place and considered leaving the club, but it retained him.

Thanks to several defender injuries, coach Diego Simeone offered him playing time both in the championship and in the Champions League. In 2016, it was extended and won a starting place in the Madrid squad in 2017. At the end of the 2017-2018 season, during which he was an integral part of the European campaign, he won the Europa League by beating the ;Olympique de Marseille in the final. A rich year for Lucas Hernandez who is called up to play in the French first team in March 2018.

The 2018-2019 season, in the wake of the World Cup coronation with the Blues, is more difficult for Lucas Hernandez who has a string of injuries. However, he was recruited; by Bayern Munich for an amount of 80 million euros, an exceptional sum for the transfer of a defender. His first season in the Bundesliga was tarnished by new injuries, but he still managed to achieve success. playing 25 matches, including three in the Champions League which he won,   again against a French club, Paris Saint-Germain. He established himself in 2020-2021 in the most successful club in the world. from Germany. Bayern Munich are eliminated of the Champions League by PSG, but won the championship. At the same time, he participates in seven matches to qualify France à Euro 2021. Unfortunately, the competition was canceled. painful for him. Starting in the first match against Germany, he did not play the following match against Hungary and left. half-time of the third group match against Portugal. He will not play a minute during the French elimination in the 1/8th round of the final by Switzerland. a delicate Euro, Lucas Hernandez gleans the Nations League with the Blues in October 2021, a tournament that he won with his brother Theo, also called up to play by Didier Deschamps. With Bayern, he wins a new German championship title in 2022.

Selected Since 2012 as a Blue within the French U16 team, Lucas Hernandez has joined the squad. the France A team for the first time in March 2018, a few months before a 2018 World Cup. he was é propelled holder following Benjamin Mendy's injury. Brilliant in Russia, decisive passer for Benjamin Pavard on the famous goal from the right side against Russia. Argentina, Lucas Hernandez has become an executive for the Blues. Didier Deschamps prefers him in a left-back role even if he is regularly aligned ; as a central defender at Bayern Munich. Winner of the 2021 Nations League with the Blues, Lucas Hernandez is called upon to join the team. in the list of the Blues to play their 2nd World Cup in Qatar in 2022. Starter in the first group match against & Australia, he seriously injured his knee in the 9th minute and had to forfeit the remainder of the tournament. Unfortunately, bad luck accumulates for Lucas Hernandez who was seriously injured. on the knee just before the start of Euro 2024.

  • Age: 26 years
  • Position: defender
  • Current club: Bayern Munich
  • Salary:  15 à 16 million euros gross annually

► The recap' ◄

Some trophies:

  • 2018 World Cup (French team)
  • Nations League 2020-2021 (French team)
  • 2019-2020 Champions League (Bayern Munich)
  • 2021 Club World Cup (Bayern Munich)
  • German Championship 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 (Bayern Munich)
  • Europa League 2017-2018 (Atletico de Madrid)
  • 2019-2020 German Cup (Bayern Munich)
  • German Super Cup 2020-2021 and 2022-2023 (Bayern Munich)

Lucas Hernandez lives a passionate love story with Amelia Ossa Llorente. But, in 2017, the couple, drunk, exchanged blows. Each receives one month of general community service and the Spanish court also sentences them to ; a sentence of six months' isolation. However, Lucas Hernandez and his partner reconcile and are arrested together. A suspended prison sentence of one year is then handed down. against the player for non-compliance with the distancing order. Sentence which will be reduced to six months in December 2019. A few months later, on August 1, 2018, less than a month after the World Cup coronation, Amelia Ossa Llorente gave birth à their first child, a boy named Martin. 

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116