Tactically, the Blues were more than up to the task against Germany for their entry into the Euro last Tuesday (1-0). Didier Deschamps’ 4-3-3 completely prevented the Germans from evolving and annihilated all offensive inclinations. After this perfect, the French coach decided to repeat the experience against Hungary this Saturday afternoon.
Unfortunately, the reigning world champions couldn’t do better than a draw. Of course, the choices of the former coach of Olympique de Marseille are subject to questions. The first concerns the system. Let’s say that we keep the 4-3-3, Thomas Lemar did not offer more guarantees than Adrien Rabiot, as his foot is precise, against a grouped opponent? The question needs to be asked.
Shouldn’t Giroud come home earlier?
Secondly, faced with a team which, as we knew, was going to play a game in its camp, shouldn’t we possibly opt for a slightly more offensive system? A 4-2-3-1 with the only two Kanté and Pogba in the middle could allow either to align Giroud and Benzema in front, with the Madrilenian in support of the Blue, and to keep Mbappé and Griezmann on the sides. It was also possible to put Ousmane Dembélé on one side and leave the playmaker position to Antoine Griezmann.
But, in the end, Didier Deschamps chose to keep his 4-3-3 which gave him mastery in the midfield and a certain technique, of course. In the game, this time, DD decided to act faster as he waited for the final minutes against Germany. From the 57th minute, the Basque decided to change. He brought in Ousmane Dembélé instead of Adrien Rabiot and therefore changed his system to a 4-2-3-1.
The Barcelonan set fire to it, even if he experienced waste. But, faced with a regrouped team, would it not have been necessary to add presence and power of the surface by bringing in Olivier Giroud? Finally, the Chelsea player did not return until the 76th minute in place of a Karim Benzema who did not make it. The match is over, Deschamps is already focusing on the match against Portugal next Wednesday and he did not rule out some changes …