That this match was expected. Group F of this Euro is probably the one of death with Hungary, Portugal, Germany and France. This Tuesday evening, it was the last two cities clashed in Munich. As during Euro 2016, the Blues of Didier Deschamps emerged victorious from the meeting thanks to a goal, in the first period, from Mats Hummels against his camp.
If the three in front (Mbappé-Benzema-Griezmann) were expected, it was Paul Pogba who excelled. He reigned over the midfield with his technique and power. He also delivers a love of the ball for Lucas Hernandez, on the opening scoring of the French. Didier Deschamps explained some things about him at a press conference.
” The instructions ? At the start it is to control ourselves and to impose on the adversary. But the Germans didn’t give us time. They are two complete midfielders (with Rabiot, editor’s note), I cannot dissociate them from the little NG (Kanté). They defend well, know how to keep the ball well, have a lot of volume, complementarity too. It was more in the defensive field. It allowed the team to have a good balance », Commented the coach.
” Without them, I wouldn’t have been so good “
On top of that, La Pioche gave us three records in this summit meeting. He collected more balls than any other player (12th), won more duels (13) and suffered the most faults (4). No wonder then that he was the guest of M6 after this confrontation to debrief his high-level performance, which earned him the title of man of the match by the FM editorial staff.
1 – Paul Pogba against Germany tonight:
🏅 12 balls collected, match record
🏅 13 duels won, match record
🏅 4 fouls suffered, match record
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” The performance of the team is the most important. Without them I would not have been as efficient. They helped, they all pushed, we all made the effort. This victory is for everyone, not only those who are on the field, but also those who were on the bench, in the stands to support us, really. As you know, everyone was talking about us favorite, not favorite, the death group, not the death group, the attack … We are focused on what we have to do in the field. We must also assume this status of world champion. Win on the pitch with humility, and perform like that. When we have to suffer, we are all together and when we have to attack we are all together too, and we showed it today “, Explained the native of Lagny-sur-Marne. We wonder if he can still gain strength as he is already strong. Bodes well for the rest of the competition for the Blues.