France team: Deschamps does not refrain from changes against Denmark

The French team has an appointment Saturday with Denmark for its second match of the 2022 World Cup. Despite the great success of the Blues against Australia (4-1), Didier Deschamps does not rule out changes in his starting eleven.

France team: Deschamps does not refrain from changes against Denmark

Deschamps at a press conference

You don’t change a winning team? Not necessarily. On the eve of the second match of the French team in the 2022 World Cup, Saturday (5 p.m.) against Denmark, Didier Deschamps did not rule out the idea of ​​​​changing his eleven compared to that aligned against Australia ( 4-1).

I can do everything replied the coach of the Blues this Friday at a press conference, concerning changes in his starting line-up. In addition to the goal, there are four situations where we must manage better (against Australia). It may only be Australia, but those are four situations. It’s not standard either, but needs adjustments. Due to the positioning of certain players. (…) We make sure to get closer to the perfect match, through different choices, complementarities.

Pavard on the bench or better assist?

Facing a team from Denmark under quotation , according to Deschamps, the choices could be made on the right side, where Benjamin Pavard had a difficult match against the Australians. The coach could thus decide to establish Jules Kound in place of the defender of Bayern Munich. The other solution is to offer more defensive support to the latter. With, for example, a switch in the middle between Antoine Griezmann and Adrien Rabiot, who would then cover on the right side. There are attacking players who can defend well too also specified DD .

Coman or Dembl?

A notch higher, the establishment of Kingsley Coman on the right wing would bring a certain tactical rigor. But Deschamps appreciated Ousmane Dembl’s performance on Tuesday and his defensive work. He has made enormous progress on this aspect. It is a question of placement to have less important efforts. In this match against Australia, he had a few failures, I told him to correct it, he did it well. The efforts, I prefer that he make them in the direction of the opposing goal. But depending on the situation, he will have to do as he did , explained the Bayonnais. The tricolor staff will have to decide between the two players over the next few hours.

Varane back?

The last question concerns Raphal Varane. Recovered from his right thigh injury, the Manchester United central defender did not play at the start of the week. Will he reintegrate the starting eleven tomorrow? Deschamps did not discard this option. He could have played the first match, he was fit. It’s not yesterday’s meeting that will change a lot of things. He is no less fit or more for the second game. Afterwards, these are choices that can be linked to experience… He has some, that’s for sure. He must be ready in his head and his body. I know he is. I will make the decision in relation to, above all , he said. If established, the Mancunian should take the place of Ibrahima Konat alongside Dayot Upamecano, very convincing against the Australians.

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