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“The French team always plays badly, but today it no longer wins”

It requires additional examinations, but the diagnosis of this month of June is not famous for the Blues. The first cause, we know it, we’ve been talking about it for 10 days: fatigue. Yes, players need rest. Monday evening it was screaming at Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappé who were on the kneecaps, unable to make a difference when their team was breastfeeding badly, which has nevertheless been their specialty all season. There, apart from one or two flashes which made pschitt, nothing.

So fatigue, okay. But the players opposite are also rinsed. Luka Modric is 37, he went to the Champions League final, which he won with Real Madrid, and yet he looked much less flat than the Blues. So the argument of too many matches is not really proven. It is also true that there were significant absentees, wounded in the blue ranks.

But from there to offering this interstellar void in the first half, these 45 minutes felt like 3:20, there are limits. What does it mean ? If we remove a few important elements, the whole game of the French team disappears? It was the perfect time for the second knives to show that they could be real alternatives. Assess. Apart from Aurélien Tchouaméni, there are too many who do not have the level. A lack of commitment and ideas, it gives a feverish defense and a midfield where we have forgotten the word creation. This France team has no plan B. And that is what is worrying. We cannot rely only on Mbappé and Benzema. It doesn’t make a team.

The underperformance accumulates before the World Cup

Do you remember a year ago, when the France team started its Euro with a victory against Germany? It all seems far away. Seven small games won out of 16 since, to arrive at these two defeats and two draws in this League of Nations. Not really in the standards of world champions. Especially with Didier Deschamps, the clincher is that you can play badly, the main thing is to win. The problem is that today, this team is still playing badly, but they are no longer winning. The Blues have 5 months to regain momentum and play. Nothing is lost in advance. In any case, one must always be wary of the truth of the moment. The captains will return at the start of the school year, the players will be rested, the coach has gone through a difficult period personally, he also needs to cut to come back stronger.

So there is not yet enough to be totally in the woods, you just have to question yourself deeply. Finally, it is good that this World Cup in autumn-winter because, if it were played now, it is not the title of League of Nations that the Blues would have lost.


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