EURO 2020 – Asked by RMC Sport, Didier Deschamps spoke at length about the offensive sector of the Blues, at the heart of questions since the return of Karim Benzema. The coach wanted to remind that the animation would not depend only on the strikers lined up, but on their complementarity between them and with the rest of the team.
Didier Deschamps must have suspected it when recalling Karim Benzema: many questions about the integration of the Madrilenian in the eleven of the Blues would be put to him. And it did not fail. Since the start of the rally in Clairefontaine, the subject has returned to the table, whether at a press conference or with various media. Monday, the coach of the Blues spoke at the microphone of RMC Sport in the program Top Of The Foot.
EURO 2020: Deschamps on Offensive Sector of the Blues
Asked about the possibility of seeing a Mbappé-Benzema-Griezmann trio start the next meetings of the Blues, Didier Deschamps quickly retorted: ” So that means that the five others that I have offensively (Olivier Giroud, Ousmane Dembélé, Kingsley Coman, Marcus Thuram and Wissam Ben Yedder, editor’s note), are in the cellar? “. But the coach quickly went on to detail his intentions. ” There will be an animation to ensure that all the players are in the best position (…) I will necessarily choose a starting option, which can be changed. But I cannot disconnect them from the others (..) .) the offensive animation will not depend only on the three or four players, it involves midfielders and full-backs. ”
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Then asked about the technical relationship that Mbappé and Benzema could maintain, Didier Deschamps still wanted to include his whole group in the discussion: ” With Antoine things are going well (for Benzema, editor’s note), with Ousmane, Marcus, Kingsley too. . It was going well with Olivier Giroud, even if they did not evolve all the time together. There is a complementarity to be found with different profiles . ”
Beyond the players chosen by Didier Deschamps to start the meetings, there is some doubt about the device chosen by the coach. And “DD” doesn’t seem inclined to stack forwards in front: ” At the Playstation, you can field ten forwards and win. Then there is the reality of modern football .” But he also conceded that the playing systems put in place would undoubtedly depend on those of the opponent. “It all depends on who you play against and the balance (…)” It is not by having more attackers that you score the most goals or that you are the most dangerous. “The first game of preparation of the Blues, against Wales on Wednesday, will give the first clues about DD’s offensive choices for the Euro.