Despite the Blues’ qualification for the World Cup final, Antoine Griezmann did not fail to point out certain ills at the Blues, particularly aimed at Kylian Mbappé.
The Blues did not shine on Wednesday against Morocco. Didier Deschamps’ men have nevertheless punched their ticket to another World Cup final, four years after their crowning in Russia. Despite several setbacks, the French team actually dominated the Atlas Lions (2-0) and thus got an agreement for the final against Argentina.
By Antoine Griezmann’s own admission, the joy has nothing to do with what he felt in 2018 after the victory against Belgium. ” I was in tears four years ago. There the feelings are not the same and I am already focused on the road to Sunday’s final., thus confided the one who was voted man of the match. And the three days to prepare for the duel at the top against Argentina will of course not be too much.
There were more people to help Theo defend on the left wing
The match against Morocco has indeed highlighted some difficulties in midfield, with Youssouf Fofana not having the same volume of play that Adrien Rabiot usually has. Problems that Antoine Griezmann also emphasized on the ground by gesturing in the direction of Didier Deschamps and pointed out at the end of the match in front of the microphones.
“The Moroccans impressed me. They worked very well tactically. They gave us a lot of problems in the second half. The coach is still aware of it and Marcus’s entry is good for us. There were more people to help Theo defend on the left wing,” he launched. It is necessarily difficult not to see an attack aimed at Kylian Mbappé, whose effort in the defensive withdrawal in the left lane is close to zero. And the absence of Adrien Rabiot shed light on the problem, with Didier Deschamps getting rid of sacrificing Olivier Giroud to redeploy Kylian Mbappé in the middle and allow Marcus Thuram to make an effort on the left.