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Jean Butez is one of the strongholds at Royal Antwerp FC. The French goalkeeper can already present good figures this season.
Royal Antwerp FC is having a strong season. In recent matches, The Great Old’s performance is also going crescendo. Goalkeeper Jean Butez certainly has a nice share in that. The Frenchman has already kept 16 clean sheets in 29 matches this season.
That led to the belief, especially in the French-speaking press in our country, that Butez could make it to the selection of the French national team. Especially because of the farewell of Steve Mandanda and Hugo Lloris at Les Bleus.
However, it did not come to that. The French national coach Didier Deschamps did not include Butez in his selection. France will play international matches against the Netherlands and Ireland in the coming days. Mike Maignan, Alphonse Areola and Brice Samba are the goalkeepers selected.
In this way, the focus for the goalkeeper remains entirely on Antwerp. In the play-offs he could well become the man who determines how far The Great Old can go this season.