October 16, 2021

France: Mbappé injured, Benzema leader, which eleven for Deschamps?

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After a failed Euro, the France team did not reassure at all Wednesday night against Bosnia, where they conceded a 1-1 draw. Worse, she worried even if she was not helped by the expulsion of Jules Koundé in the 50th minute. To erase this underperformance, the Blues have the opportunity to redeem themselves tomorrow night against Ukraine (8:45 p.m.) in Kiev. A team which had also held in check the reigning world champions last March and which played the quarter-finals of the last Euro, beaten by England (0-4). In addition, to continue the rays of bad news, Kylian Mbappé, affected in the calf, is forfeited for the rest of the rally just like N’Golo Kanté and Corentin Tolisso, who had already left before him. Jules Koundé being suspended, Nordi Mukiele came to replace him. Faced with these absences, what will be the choices of the national coach? Onze Mondial tried to imagine themselves in the technician’s shoes.

Dubois holder, the luck of Hernandez?

Obviously at the post of goalkeeper, the indestructible and faithful captain Hugo Lloris will start the meeting. “DD” should not change anything in central defense and align the duo Kimpembe-Varane. On the other hand, it could well innovate on the sides. In the absence of Benjamin Pavard and therefore Jules Koundé, Léo Dubois, returned against Bosnia, should start while Nordi Mukiele, who has just arrived, should take part on the bench. If he had a good match Wednesday night, Lucas Digne could breathe to allow Théo Hernandez to honor his first selection in Blue.

The confirmation Tchouaméni, the return of Rabiot?

In the middle, one person is sure to be aligned from the start, it’s Paul Pogba. On the other hand, Deschamps will surely change things in this sector of play, deficient against Bosnia. Thomas Lemar, particularly in difficulty two days ago, will probably give up his place. Adrien Rabiot, recalled this week, leaves favorite to seek a starting place. Aurélien Tchouaméni, one of the only satisfactions of Wednesday when he entered at half-time, has a good chance of being in the starting XI.

Coman to replace Mbappé, Benzema as the attacking leader?

In the offensive field, the coach will have to deal with the absence of Kylian Mbappé. Karim Benzema could well play the role of leader of the French attack in the absence of the number 10. To replace the native of Bondy on the left side, Kingsley Coman starts with a head start even if Deschamps likes the profile of ‘Anthony Martial. Antoine Griezmann, will also be the holder on the right side of the attack while he remains an essential element of the French starting lineup.

The probable composition of the Blues : Lloris – Dubois, Varane, Kimpembe, T. Hernandez – Tchouaméni, Pogba, Rabiot – Griezmann, Benzema, Coman

to summarize

While Didier Deschamps will have to make changes after the match against Bosnia. Between disappointments and forfeits, what will be the choices of the national coach for this second game in September? Onze Mondial tried to answer it.