Dembélé has matured, Giroud discovers the “pivotal gang”… Le journal des Bleus

From our special correspondent in Doha

It’s called a bittersweet day. Victorious with the manner for their entry in lice against Australia, the Blues also lost one of the characters of this group Coupled with a super warrior on the ground. We are obviously talking about Lucas Hernandez, who had to forfeit the rest of the competition.

Théo Hernandez, all alone on the left now

With now only one professional left side in the person of brother Théo Hernandez, Didier Deschamps must pray that nothing serious happens to him because we would not like to relive the match against Portugal at the Euro with an Adrien Rabiot used in a counter-intuitive role. Asked at a press conference on Wednesday about the possibility of playing in this position in the event of misfortune, Dayot Upamecano was rather targeted “Dembélé or Coman”, without anyone knowing if it’s for fun or not. Passed on the stage after the Munich resident, Dembouz, he clearly laughed when he heard that. “I’m not sure the coach likes it, we risk conceding a lot of goals! he admitted.

Let go Ousmane!

After his successful match against the Australians on Tuesday evening, punctuated by some very wild overflows on his right side and a cross placed on the head of Mbappé for the 3-1 goal, Dembélé told us that he had in mind before the match his performance noted four years earlier in the Blues’ first game in Russia. It was already against the Australians: “In 2018 this first match cost me my place, I come back with more ambitions. Now it’s up to me to clean it up in the field. When we compare the two games against Australia, it has nothing to do, he judged. Already, I come out of a year and a half without injury, I also took a little age, I show a little more maturity in my game and off the field. »

“The pivot what? »

The sentence does not date from Wednesday but from the mixed zone after France-Australia. Since we didn’t have too many subjects on fire, we took the liberty of taking it out of the closet this morning. Asked by one of our colleagues about Kylian Mbappé’s “pivot gang”, Olivier Giroud made big eyes. “The pivot what? “. Once aware, he laughed. “I know my qualities, I know his. But ok, hub gang, here we go! as if to say that this role suited him well since it was more or less his wherever he went.

The program of the day

Now you know the music. Press conference at 4:30 p.m. (Doha time) with two players then training (open to the media) at the Al Sadd stadium around 6 p.m.

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