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Deschamps: Remy right choice

Didier Deschamps has hailed Loic Remy as the perfect addition to the France squad after handing him an international recall.

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Loic Remy: Back in the France squad after impressing at Newcastle

Loic Remy: Back in the France squad after impressing at Newcastle

Remy, who is taking in a season-long loan spell at Newcastle United, has been drafted back into the Les Bleus set-up for a friendly date with Australia and a 2014 World Cup qualifier with Finland.

An injury to Marseille's Andre Pierre-Gignac has opened the door to the Magpies frontman, with Deschamps keen to explore all of his possible attacking options.

With Remy having netted three times for Newcastle since completing a summer switch and shaking off a knock, he has edged to the front of the striking queue.

Deschamps concedes that there are several other forwards in the frame, but believes Remy - who has been capped on 18 previous occasions - will provide the best support to Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema.

He said in L'Equipe: "Loic has found competition and he is in a good phase.

"He can also play several positions and fully use the depth and quality all on his own. He gives us the opportunity to have different attacking options.

"Some will talk about Kevin Gameiro, others Emmanuel Riviere, and there are also Anthony Modeste, Kevin Berigaud.

"But these are all auxiliary attackers compared to Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud. Loic is better when compared to those guys."

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