Paul Rouget, Media365: published on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 8:48 a.m.
Scorer and decisive passer in the victory of the Blues against Australia (4-1), Adrien Rabiot sounded the revolt while the world champions, and proved that we could count on him.
Four and a half years after refusing to be a reserve for the 2018 World Cup, Adrien Rabiot played his first World Cup match on Tuesday evening at the Al-Janoub stadium in Al Wakrah. A match won 4-1 by the Blues against Australia, thanks in particular to a great “Duke”, the nickname of the 27-year-old midfielder, who was celebrating his 30th cap. After the Socceroos opener, signed Craig Goodwin in the 9th minute, it was he who sounded the revolt, first equalizing with an angry header (1-1, 27th), to sign his third goal in selection, before offering one to Olivier Giroud (2-1, 32nd). An action full of pugnacitysince he first went for the ball in the opposing feet before using Kylian Mbappé in relay then delivering a decisive pass for one of the easiest goals of Giroud’s career.
“Above all a collective victory”
Giroud’s 50th achievement for the France team, who then equaled Thierry Henry’s record (51 goals) by closing the scoring in the 71st minute. “We talked about it two days ago him and I. I told him that if I had the chance to pass him, I would pass him one. It was the best option to pass him,” Rabiot then reacted on TF1, when he was asked about his offering for the Milan striker. He had previously come back to this big tricolor victory, without wanting to put himself forward too much: “It’s a start. We were a little shaken at the start, then we reacted well. Then we made the difference in the second period. I I’m happy to have scored and delivered an assist for “Olive”. It’s above all a collective victory. We were very compact and above all we reacted well.” A personal title Juventino, associated with Aurélien Tchouaméni, showed that he could be the boss of this midfielder in the absence of Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kanté. It now remains to prove it over time, which will not be an easy task. But the former Parisian repeated it, he is not afraid of responsibility.