France coach Didier Deschamps has told The Scottish Sun that he is 'particularly concerned' about Celtic's Tom Rogic ahead of Saturday's clash with Australia.
Les Bleus kick off their World Cup campaign in Kazan this week and Deschamps knows that his French stars will have to be at their best to combat the Celtic midfielder.
Rogic, who signed a long-term deal with the Hoops last month, has been arguably the Scottish club's best player since Brendan Rodgers took over in 2016.
The 25-year-old, who scored six goals for the Socceroos in qualifying, has come on leaps and bounds under the Northern Irishman.
And Deschamps has admitted that he is worried by his presence.
He told The Scottish Sun: "Australia used to be a defensive side but they have changed that and now have an attacking threat.
“I am concerned about their strength going forward – in particular Tom Rogic. They also have Andrew Nabbout who is an exciting player. They are well organised and can be an aggressive team."
Deschamps, who lifted the trophy with France in 1998, is right to be apprehensive about the Celtic man.
Rogic possesses a combination of skill and power which can make him a handful for a lot of big teams in Russia over the coming weeks and it will be fascinating to see whether the towering attacker is as influential on the big stage as he has been for Celtic in recent years.