French team: Marcus Thuram lost big


By: Manu Tournoux

A match like no other. Saturday evening, Marcus Thuram experienced a special encounter since France crossed swords in a friendly with Germany, a country where the striker exploded at Borussia Mönchengladbach. Obviously, Lilian Thuram's son hoped to play this meeting, he who joined Inter Milan during the summer transfer window. Didier Deschamps decided to give him the opportunity to express himself since he established him at the forefront of the French attack.

Thuram missed his match

He was thus preferred to Olivier Giroud or Randal Kolo Muani, who usually plays more on the side. Accompanied by Kylian Mbappé and Ousmane Dembélé, Thuram was therefore expected around the corner. In the first half, he had a lot of difficulties and created very few chances. We can even remember just one, his shot curling above the frame in the 20th minute. And that's about it for the Frenchman who touched few balls (21) and who struggled to exist.

His relationships with the other two offensive players have been almost non-existent. Messy and uninspired, the 26-year-old left on the hour mark. He was replaced by Olivier Giroud. A very complicated evening for the Inter player, who also obtained a score of 2 for his match from the FM Editorial. He did not score points with DD, who must have realized that there is still a lot of work to make him the starting number 9 of the Blues.

A difficult evening

But as Olivier Giroud explained in the mixed zone after the match, both Thuram and him had difficulty creating chances. “It’s difficult to showcase yourself in this kind of match. We also saw that Marcus was not served much before me. So it was a bit collectively that things were less good this evening (yesterday). It wasn’t easy for the advanced attackers.” But not just for them. Other players who could show up last night struggled.

Aligned in the middle in the absence of Antoine Griezmann, Warren Zaire-Emery showed his age last night against the Germans. He lacked sharpness, impact, aggressiveness. Deschamps also took him out in the 60th and replaced him with Eduardo Camavinga, who had a bit more bite. After the meeting, DD did not spare the young PSG player. In defense, Jules Koundé was eaten by Wirtz while Benjamin Pavard, who played big in the absence of Ibrahima Konaté, missed. All these people will be able to redeem themselves on Tuesday against Chile, if of course Didier Deschamps decides to bet on them.

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