Entry into contention which seemed complicated for the French against Germany at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday evening. However, the Blues won on the score of a goal to zero and generally controlled their subject throughout the confrontation. As we explained to you, the French do not have a style of play, which is a headache for their opponents. However, they have values, and in particular solidarity.
Indeed, this team does not lack heart. And if we explained the offensive difficulties, at least in the animation, it should still be noted that the three attackers did the job defensively, we think in particular of this wonderful pressing from Antoine Griezmann, while we were playing the final moments, and who ended up tackling Joshua Kimmich’s feet to propel the leather out of bounds.
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Rabiot and Pavard with angels
” I’m happy with my performance, but also with the whole group on the field and those who encouraged us on the side. We were all united before this match, it’s the victory of a whole group, we showed a great state of mind. We must continue like this, there will be simpler matches, but we had to enter the competition like this. “, Explained Adrien Rabiot after the meeting at the microphone of bein Sports.
Same story with Benjamin Pavard, the side: ” we came across a good team that had possession, we played a big game, we were united. We had a very big game “. But the most important is what the coach thought of it. And we know very well that he must have been absolutely delighted by the esprit de corps shown by his men.
Only three incumbents absent in 2018
” We feel good, physically also even if we are going to gain strength. It bodes well for the future. We managed their highlights quite well, they didn’t have a lot of shots on target, we defended well collectively. We always have this ability to remain united, to make efforts together. I regretted a few situations in the first row where we could avoid this pressing from the front row. I think the Germans have left some energy, technically we can do better. In terms of commitment and determination, they met my expectations. We had been waiting for this moment for a year and a half. This is just the first game. It is not decisive, but it is important “, Explained Didier Deschamps in a post-match press conference.
We know that individuals do a lot, but during a competition, it’s a whole group that gets things done. It is enough to see how quickly the controversy between Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappé was extinguished. They were still probably too fair in 2016, but in 2018 a group formed in victory. Of the eleven holders, only three were not there in 2018 (Kimpembe, Rabiot and Benzema). But this time the integration was excellent. And that’s all we ask our Blues.