Who shined, who missed? Find the notes of the players of the France team after their defeat (0-2) in Turkey in qualifying for the Euro 2020.
Hugo Lloris (6.5): The best Blue in Konya. And from far away. Without his multiple stops in the second half (55e, 56e, 70e), the world champions could have left Turkey on a humiliation.
Benjamin Pavard (3,5): Entered his match with good intentions on the offensive plan, the future Munich has never managed to combine well with Mbappé. Never really put in danger, he concedes the free kick at the origin of the opener.
Raphaël Varane (2): The Madrilenian, so regular in blue, was not there this time. Between crude blunders, which Yilmaz did not know how to profit (38e and 55e) and random placement – especially on the first Turkish goal – he made one of his worst performances in France team.
Samuel Umtiti (3): A release of the authoritarian head and sharp outbursts augured the best. The suite was much less rosy. His loss of the ball at the base of the second Turkish goal brought him out of the match.
Lucas Digne (2): His fault after 20 seconds set the tone for a nightmarish night he just suffered. Flanked in his hall, ate his head on the opener, he was out at the break by Deschamps. Ferland Mendy has hardly done better (3).
Moussa Sissoko (4): Chosen to forget Ngolo Kanté, wounded, the middle of Tottenham first tried some climbs. In vain. In difficulty to bring out the ball, he compensated for his inaccuracies by a good will. It was not enough.
Paul Pogba (3): The metronome of the world champions seemed tired. He had a hard time getting out of Turkish scoring and multiplied technical mistakes. Did not have a quarter of his usual influence in the blue jersey.
Blaise Matuidi (3): Like Digne, Didier Deschamps ended his ordeal at the break. Before that, the Turinese brought nothing in the animation and knew some errors on the defensive plan. His replacement, Kingsley Coman, distinguished himself by carrying the danger on his wing. But he sinned in the finish (4).
Kylian Mbappé (3): 22 balls lost for the PSG striker. A statistic that sums up his evening in Konya where he has never managed to make the difference despite multiple accelerations and a desire to (too much) to do well.
Antoine Griezmann (3): Excellent against Bolivia last Sunday, "Grizou" did not radiate as usual ball with the foot and its partners had difficulties to find it. He never managed to put his partners into orbit as he so well likes to do. Author of the only dangerous strike (but landed) of the Blues (50e).
Olivier Giroud (4): His early match was good thanks to his back-to-back play and light shifts. Quickly sounded by a knee received in the head (11th), the striker Chelsea had difficulty to exist thereafter. Too short of the skull on a discount Griezmann, one of the few dangerous French actions (66th), he was replaced by Wissam Ben Yedder (72nd) who did not weigh.
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