After the first match of the Euro against Germany (1-0), one thing is clear. The Blues of Didier Deschamps are already ready to defend their titles of world champions and finalist of the last Euro. Throughout the confrontation against the Mannschaft, the Habs let the ball go and were surgical when it came to appearing in front of Manuel Neuer’s goals.
As we explained to you, despite certain statistics, the Blues have rather mastered their opponents of the evening, conceding only one shot on target and above all, they could have weighed down the mark, which is to say the margin that our French on Joachim Löw’s players. It emerges such a force of this team, without succeeding in really defining its identity of play.
It is on this subject that the France team will be very difficult to maneuver. The defense is extremely solid and the midfielder, probably the best, in potential, of this competition. Regarding the attacking trio, however, it will be very difficult for the competitors to win the final during the Euro.
Have possession or let the ball go?
This Tuesday, the Blues opted for fast transitions and therefore the game against. We have noticed, Kylian Mbappé always runs very fast and on the bench, many very fast elements are also present (Kingsley Coman, Ousmane Dembélé). However, we could see that letting the Blues defend low and counter was not a really viable solution.
So what to do? Let them play? Again, it’s complicated. While Karim Benzema is probably less efficient in the blocking game (and still), he is extremely strong against grouped defenses and small spaces. This is also where Antoine Griezmann excels, in the last 25 meters. Without counting Kylian Mbappé and his short hooks, Olivier Giroud in the area and Ousmane Dembélé and his technique.
Consequently, the opponents of the Blues will have, at each meeting, two difficulties and questions to ask. How do you beat or foil such a complete team when it comes to offensive animation? This is what Hungary, Saturday, then Portugal, Wednesday, will have to floor. Without forgetting the future opponents from the round of 16.