So, do we change or not? This is the big question for Didier Deschamps and his staff before the second match of Euro 2021 in Hungary. This Friday, the answer is a priori no. In all likelihood, the eleven who started against Germany should be the one to do battle with Hungary on Saturday afternoon.
For the last preparation training, the Blues opposed 11 against 11 but no real tactical implementation took place with the potential holders. Marcus Thuram was notably evolving alongside Karim Benzema, spared yesterday but in form today, in attack. The workout lasted 50 minutes before a stretching session.
Pavard and Hernandez good for the service
We should therefore find an attack led by Benzema, Griezmann, Mbappé. The midfielder should always be occupied by Rabiot, Kanté and Pogba. Finally, the defense should not change either, Deschamps having reassured on the physical condition of his full-backs, Pavard and Hernandez. “We have this possibility of being qualified after this second match,” explained the coach on Friday during the match day conference. This is the first objective. I will do everything to ensure that tomorrow’s result is positive. Step by step. I’m not preparing for this match with the third in mind. There may be the same team or a few changes ”.
If he keeps this composition well, Deschamps will play with this eleven for the second time only. Automation still needs to be found. Faced with a team that should logically evolve lower than Germany, the French attack will be particularly watched. All while managing two important factors: the heat and the full stadium. To adapt to the first, the France team has changed its program, doing all its last training around 3 p.m. Budapest has been living in scorching weather for several days. A city that Kingsley Coman will find again in the evening. Dad since Thursday, the winger did not participate in the training of the day. He is to join the group this Friday evening.
The possible team against Hungary: Lloris (Cap) – Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez – Pogba, Kanté, Rabiot – Griezmann, Benzema, Mbappé.