France coach, Didier Deschamps has explained why Manchester United star, Anthony Martial was benched during the European Championship.
Martial played a total of 69 minutes across three matches during France's run to final, where they eventually lost 1-0 to Portugal.
However, the French gaffer reveals that the Red Devils forward was tired, after featuring in a long season under Louis Van Gaal.
“He was the first one who was not satisfied. I spoke with Anthony about this Euros," Deschamps told the Daily Mail.
"He arrived there exhausted because he had a very long season. He’s a young player, he has to go through moments like that.
"He was expecting more from the Euros and me too. But, the things were more difficult. He has to learn from this to progress.”
The 20-year-old has endured a tough start to the season with United, but was on target in France's 3-1 win over Italy during the week.
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