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Giroud “Benjamin Button”, icy environment… Favorites and scratches from our particular correspondents after France-Australia

DECRYPTION – Discover the impressions of our journalists, Christophe Remise and Baptiste Desprez, current Tuesday night through the success of the Blues towards Australia (4-1).

Particular envoys to Al-Wakrah


Mbappé assumes his standing

As Olivier Giroud reminds us, “within the France crew, the star is the crew“. Sure, however the boss is Kylian Mbappé. And much more after the packages which have been raining on the Blues for a number of weeks (see elsewhere). And the Parisian absolutely assumed his standing on Tuesday on the Al-Janoub stadium, through the 4-1 victory over Australia. It isn’t his finest match, he was typically tough, a little bit too grasping or just not profitable. However the detonator is him. In all good pictures, he put the Australian right-back by an ordeal. And he’s concerned within the final three targets of the French crew, with this small heel on the second, it’s he who scores the third and once more he who provides the fourth to Olivier Giroud (see elsewhere). Not good however important.

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Olivier Giroud or Benjamin Button?

What extra can I say that hasn’t already been written? At 36, Olivier Giroud has the physique of a 20-year-old child, a physique reduce like a billhook, abs that will make any bodybuilder inexperienced and above all, a thoughts of insanity. In three days, he went from substitute standing to starter with Benzema’s package deal, no drawback. Two targets towards Australia, his fiftieth and 51st, which convey him to the identical degree as Thierry Henry within the choice’s prime scorer rankings. Prodigious. Final step earlier than taking the throne alone on Saturday after a brand new achievement towards Denmark? Past his statistics, the Milanese made Giroud within the textual content. Altruistic, decisive, valuable. With him, the Blues know what to anticipate. Oliver Button. Benjamin Giroud. Youthful than ever.

The hinge has taken its marks

They know one another by coronary heart having performed collectively for 3 years in Leipzig, however nothing replaces the excessive worldwide degree. Tuesday night, even when the adversity was not there, Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahima Konaté made a clear copy. Critical. Stable. Particular point out for the Bayern defender, seen in issue for his matches in Blue and who appears to have gained confidence. There stays one query: to substantiate towards a competitor of higher caliber. From Saturday towards Denmark?

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The jinx of the Blues

Above all, don’t attempt to prank Didier Deschamps on the standard pet that accompanies him, humorously, in recent times. The coach would possibly have a look at you meanly. It should be stated that with the “severe” damage of Lucas Hernandez, touched within the knee within the ninth minute towards Australia on Tuesday night, and package deal for the remainder of the competitors, “DD” is uninterested in seeing parts be a part of a full infirmary. “It is beginning to get so much“Plague Hugo Lloris.

After Pogba, Kanté, Maignan, Kimpembe, Nkunku and Benzema, the Munich participant joins the infirmary. His brother Theo is match to interchange him, however behind there’ll now not be a specialist for the place. And we noticed over the last Euro (damage of Lucas and Digne) that the dangerous luck might proceed. Greater than ever, with this new blow of bamboo, the world champions are engaged in an enormous commando operation in Qatar. “It is a new blow however now we have to maintain transferring ahead, look forward and this could unite us much more“Summarizes Captain Lloris.

environment of loss of life

After watching the draw between Tunisia and Denmark (0-0) earlier within the day, a match performed in a boiling environment with Tunisian followers on fireplace, arduous to not be struck by the dearth of environment on the stadium Al-Janoub for France-Australia. A number of clappings,Go Bluesright here and there, “i”. Nothing too fancy, nor very thrilling. Nonetheless, there have been considerably extra blue jerseys than yellow ones within the stands.

Very low Australia

We aren’t going to be picky: in spite of everything their glitches, we take a 4-1 victory for these cursed Blues. However, it’s good to notice that Australia will not be actually a cador. Weak, very weak. This invitations to not ignite after this assembly as a result of the French will rapidly be confronted with a harder opposition. From Saturday, with this duel towards Denmark. Even Tunisia appears a step above this Australian crew which confirmed nothing after a great first quarter of an hour.

SEE ALSO – Baptiste Desprez presents the composition of the Blues for the France-Australia match


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