Do you miss one being and start it all over again? This is not at all the opinion of Didier Deschamps. After the beautiful victory of his Blues against Finland this Tuesday evening in Lyon (2-0), as part of the qualifications for the 2022 World Cup, the selector was careful to assert that Kylian Mbappé remained indispensable, even if he missed this tricolor start after five consecutive draws.
Hit a calf last Wednesday against Bosnia-Herzegovina in Strasbourg (1-1), the PSG striker left the France team before the draw in Ukraine on Saturday (1-1) and this Lyon success. And at Groupama Stadium, the technical relationship between Antoine Griezmann and Karim Benzema made a huge leap, to become very fine and very efficient with a double for the first and a decisive pass for the second, Also involved in the second goal.
“I will never go on this ground, answered Didier Deschamps to a question on the possibility that the absence of Kylian Mbapp could have released Antoine Griezmann and Karim Benzema. could have, I would have been better to have Kylian. He would have brought us so much if not more quality. There is the complementarity of a duet, a trio. Kylian has his place in that trio. There are some adjustments to be made, too, relative to the animation on the side. Kylian wasn’t there. But I’d rather he was there, There is no photo.”
“Obviously Antoine’s preferential position is axial, even if in the other two games his relationship with Karim (Benzema) could be better, added the coach of the Blues. Today, she has It was excellent because they are two footballers who speak the same football I do not want to remove Anthony Martial I made a choice We put in what was necessary too, to create ourselves huge ment of chances. The three forwards were decisive. “
With this pattern in 3-5-2 (or 3-4-3) more offensive than imagined, this combative state of mind and this will to ???? move forward collectively, without looking for a personal solution or forcing exchanges when there is no need to do so, reinstating a player of Kylian Mbappé’s talent does not seem to pose a problem. Insurmountable soul. In October, for the League of Nations, the offensive trio of the Blues will undoubtedly have a new opportunity to prove it.