The French team will play the last match in 2018, on Tuesday (21:00) against Uruguay, with the intention of finishing the year well. Here are the main issues of this friendly encounter.
Clore 2018 in style
Friday's surprising defeat in the Netherlands (0-2) and his knockout on behalf of the League of Nations approved on Monday night that the final match of the French Team of the Year would be more important than it would be. under other circumstances. If Blues qualified in the final four, opposition to Celeste would probably only serve to end the historical chapter in their history. Instead, this eighteenth and final meeting in 2018 will serve as a therapy for the presence in Rotterdam. And try the tricolor.
Are the world masters always the men of the situation? Or can new players interfere with rotation? Before designing the future, Didier Deschamps insists on the need to complete this exercise "Positive Note", Against the opponent who finds Blues after the quarterfinals win at the World Cup (2-0) and for which no match is always friendly. "It required a lot of effort, energy and concentration, Hugo Lloris remembered on Monday. All of these requirements have been met. It's a nice game. "
To find insulting behavior
What was most forgotten against batavans and what most Deschamps were disappointed after the meeting is a few opportunities negotiated by its attackers. Kylian Mbappé agreed on Sunday: "It was a missed game that was not a problem of understanding." The Paris miracles concerned his almost non-existent relationship with Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud. Three men are not often found and therefore can not endanger the target. "That's one of the things that do not work." said the coach, hoping that his trident – to which we have to add Blaise Matuidi according to the likely song – will be able to better "Exchange" and "Sequence", especially in rapid crossings, one of its main features, against Uruguay.
Remove frames from theirs "Comfort Zone" as he qualified for the defeat in the Netherlands (0-2), Didier Deschamps could be tempted to turn his team against Celeste. This should be the case in defense, with the possible presence of the usual substitute Adila Rami, the return of Mamada Sakho and the new Ferland Mendy. What impact should these changes have as a result? The desired effect is likely to hit the holders. If this is not a question of meeting a specific need, such as the absence of Paul Pöppy, for example, in the middle.
Manchester United should be replaced by Tanguy Ndombel after the disappointment of temporary Steven Nzonzi. "He is closest to Paul, explained the Blues boss, about Lyonis. In addition to the activity he or she may have, there is someone who can be decisive in his pursuit and his direction in advance. " Former international Espoirs will have a good Euro 2020 qualifying card. However, Djibril Sidibé will have to wait a little longer. Monegasque "He is one of the players who are not in their best job" said Deschamps. That's why he had his right back to stay on the bench.