France will be surprised by Denmark if Kylian Mbappé and Giroud do not change their way of playing. Raymond Domenech warns Didier Deschamps and the Blues.
Beating Australia was no formality for the French team, who found themselves in a delicate position at the start of the match before reacting and winning 4-1. Any victory is good to take and countries considered as outsiders such as Argentina and Germany are well placed to know that there is no easy match from the start. The level will nevertheless seriously rise this Saturday with the match against Denmark at 5:00 p.m. An appointment necessarily taken seriously by Didier Deschamps, who knows that his team has just bitten the dust twice against Christian Eriksen’s teammates in the League of Nations in recent months. The national coach will probably warn his players to have to make more efforts to overcome a Danish formation hooked by Tunisia in a very physical first match.
Giroud and Mbappé, it works a little too much
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One of his predecessors goes even further, warning the Blues that they were going to face great disappointment if ever the attackers Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud do not make more defensive efforts. This is the very clear opinion of Raymond Domenech on La Chaine L’Equipe. “ What did Mbappé do? If there is one who does not defend well, who has not defended at all… It’s him. Giroud, he did not defend more. He returned to his position while walking, calm, he is positioned. The circles were 15 meters from him and he was not running there! He was not concerned with recovery at all. You have to be careful against Denmark. If we let them manage from behind to find the midfielders, we can be in trouble. When you play with two midfielders like that with two outsiders and the centre-forward remaining, there will be spaces where they will be able to play. They’ve already done it to us! It’s necessary to be vigilant “, delivered the technician without a club since the end of his adventure in Nantes in February 2021, a little over a month after his arrival. The defensive attitude of some French players will indeed be closely monitored, knowing that Mbappé did not seem at all concerned by the withdrawal and the efforts to return to help his teammates.