The “white wizard” has done miracles again. On the bench of the Saudi selection, Hervé Renard took out his magic wand to strike a very big blow this Tuesday when he entered the running in this World Cup in Qatar. Faced with the Argentinian of Lionel Scaloni and the genius Lionel Messi, we did not give much of the skin of Saudi Arabia in the games of predictions. We imagined the Albiceleste, undefeated for 36 matches, to win. Moreover, the Argentinian, favorite in this group C, started well with the opening of the score of Lionel Messi on penalty (1-0, 10th).
Far from being affected, the Saudi selection did not sink. She even equalized in the 48th minute through Saleh Al-Shehri (1-1). Then, she took the advantage thanks to a sublime but signed Salem Al-Dawsari (1-2, 53rd). Despite the Argentinians’ attempts and the multiple changes, Lionel Scaloni’s men were beaten by solid Falcons. A success that allows them to take the lead of the group, pending the result of the meeting between Mexico and Poland at the end of the afternoon. Saudi Arabia has therefore carried out a fine operation and a crowning blow, which retains all its chances of going further.
The magician Hervé Renard worked miracles
After the meeting, Hervé Renard was still thrilled. The other French coach of this World Cup, in addition to Didier Deschamps, returned to this great success and his battle plan. “On a tactic not to go too high, but not too low either. It is played on one or two offside positions in the first period. Playing in front of our defense and waiting, we couldn’t have done it all game. Unfortunately, in the first half, our two forwards didn’t press the two concerned defenders and (Leandro) Paredes enough.”he said, before continuing.
“In the second half, well they were teased at half time, I said to them: ‘it’s good, you trotted well in the first half’. And then they went for something that makes the difference sometimes “»he declared at the microphone of be in sports. The Falcons will try to continue this discount on Saturday at 2 p.m. against Robert Lewandowski’s Poland and, why not, consolidate their place as leader of their group.