Opinion

5 Current Top Players Who Are Yet to Win an International Cap for Their Country

Arjun Singh Devgan
Aymeric Laporte is yet to represent France at the highest level
Aymeric Laporte is yet to represent France at the highest level / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images
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The international break is upon us, with the focus of the players on the upcoming Euro 2020 Championships which is scheduled for June. The current World Cup qualifiers have seen a number of players getting called up and a few of them trying to establish themselves in their managers plans when it comes to staying in the squad.

However, there are still a few top players who are yet to get called up for their country and here, we take a look at five current stars who have not represented their national sides.

1. Aymeric Laporte (France)

Aymeric Laporte
Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

It just goes to show the riches at Didier Deschamps disposal in defence that he can afford to not call up Aymeric Laporte - who is widely hailed to be one of the best defenders in the world. The 26-year-old has been revelation for Manchester City ever since he joined them in January 2018, and would have been gutted to not yet make his debut for France.

2. Theo Hernandez (France)

Theo Hernandez
AC Milan v Manchester United - UEFA Europa League Round Of 16 Leg Two / Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Another young French player who is making waves at club level, Theo Hernandez has been extremely impressive for his club especially when it comes in attack. The left-back's performances has been one of the key reasons why AC Milan have had a good season so far.

3. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (England)

Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Leicester City v Manchester United: Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final / Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has settled well in defence for Manchester United and despite being called up by Gareth Southgate to the England squad in the past, he is yet to make his international debut. While the 23-year-old is excellent defensively, what might have gone against him is that he is not known for his attacking displays - which is a negative when compared to the other wing-backs in the country.

4. Jules Kounde (France)

Jules Kounde
Real Valladolid CF v Sevilla FC - La Liga Santander / Angel Martinez/Getty Images

A third young French defender on this list and one who impressed in the past two years is Jules Kounder, with the centre-back showing that he is cut out for the highest level courtesy of his performances for Sevilla. He is just 22-years-old and has a lot of time left to get called up to play for his country in the future.

5. Diego Carlos (Brazil)

Diego Carlos
Real Valladolid CF v Sevilla FC - La Liga Santander / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Diego Carlos has been unfortunate not have represented Brazil so far, considering that he has put in consistent performances for both Nantes and Sevilla over the past five years. With Thiago Silva not getting any younger, it might be time for Carlos to get the call up as Brazil build for the future.

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