New controversy among the Blues! An executive raises his voice


By: Manu Tournoux

A major player from the France team made strong comments this Tuesday at a press conference.

This is a subject that has come back to the table quite insistently since the start of this first gathering of 2024: the reflection around the preparatory work for the penalty shootout sessions fuels the news of the France team.

As soon as his list was communicated, Didier Deschamps did not hesitate to raise a loud noise to reframe the DTN Hubert Fournier, who had called on the selectors of the various French teams to work more on this exercise.

” It's impossible ! » Rant from a Blues executive

” It makes me feel uncomfortable. I find it inappropriate, and I would even say disrespectful, thundered the Blues coach at a press conference. It's not in relation to me but in relation to all the national coaches, the goalkeepers, the video analysts… They are competent guys, who prepare the sessions. There is no problem, I make sure I understand, I rely on the DTN… Afterwards, it is common knowledge that there may be bad intentions. But it takes experience, continued Didier Deschamps. Being on the bench, managing, it’s important. The coaches of the national youth teams are on the bench. And I have respect“.

Blues executive, Adrien Rabiot is on the same line as his coach. According to the former Parisian, recreating the context of a penalty shootout is unimaginable. “ Recreating a situation from a 120-minute match is impossible. Afterwards, working on penalty shootouts is possible. This is worked like other technical gestures. But recreating the conditions, no, it's not possible. Work on the technical gesture yes, the conditions no. »

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