Several enchanting exchanges between Griezmann and Benzema and the general impression of having seen the Blues play football for centuries were enough to bring out an even more futile debate than the previous ones. Would France have an easier time evolving harmoniously in attack without Kylian Mbappé, absent against Finland because of a calf discomfort?
Launched on the theme casually, DD did not want to leave the door open for a single second to this reasoning in a press conference: “I will never go on this ground,” replied the coach. If I could, I’d better have Kylian. It would have brought us as much if not more quality. There is the complementarity of a duo, a trio. Kylian has his place in this trio. There are also some adjustments to be made, compared to the animation on the side. Kylian was not there. But I prefer it to be there, there is no picture. “
A single goal with the Blues in 2021
A convinced answer that obeys a truth as much as a necessity? We know the crack of Bondy particularly attentive to what his friends and coaches say about him, Giroud having had the bitter experience before the Euro. You might as well imagine what he might think if the staff were to publicly question his long-term tenure.
The end of this international streak could still encourage Mbappé to think about the best way to fully integrate this attacking trio that has made us fantasize since the Euro, but who has never really managed to find himself outside of 20 sublime minutes against Switzerland in the round of 16. The world champion has only scored one selection goal in 2021, and his last appearance against Bosnia did not raise his odds. Fortunately, he has time to redo the icing with Neymar and Messi while waiting for the League of Nations in October.