This Tuesday evening, third meeting for the attacking trio of the Blues. But this time Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappé were not dealing with Wales or Bulgaria, but with Germany and the Ginter-Hummels-Rüdiger defense. Moreover, the Chelsea defender, who had promised dirty, did not do much except bite Paul Pogba.
In the first period, if Kylian Mbappé spent his time on his right side and tried to make breakthroughs, we were a little disappointed with the performance of the other two. So, of course, the Parisian sometimes plays out of time, but at least he tries something. In the first period, Benzema is 33 balloons affected and 10 lost when the Barcelona player was ghostly.
However, we must also explain why. These two elements are not really at ease in the game of cons and rapid transitions and yet that is what the Blues turned to, since the ball was confiscated by the Germans. However, they were also able to find the necessary resources to relocate each time and make some valuable returns to relieve the defenders. This is what Deschamps retained.
” The trio could have scored goals, they also helped to allow the team to defend, I know that we are not going to win by defending. The part to improve is the offensive animation. They imposed such a fight on us, we need more accuracy and movement … they put such density. I cannot dissociate the three of the seven when they attack, they gave to the collective to allow us to defend well », Explained the coach at a press conference.
Also, it might be too hard to say that the offensive animation didn’t measure up the whole game. Kylian Mbappé, twice offside by a knee end, scored a sumptuous goal and offered one to Karim Benzema, both of whom were refused by VAR for the aforementioned reason. The Madrilenian, more at ease in the second half, also sent Mbappé into orbit behind the defense. The main thing is victory. Next Saturday, against Hungary, we will expect even more from them.