FOOTBALL The French team took on water during the first ten minutes of play at Signal Iduna Park, against Germany (2-1 defeat )
Antoine Griezmann scored a penalty at the end match, but the damage was done — Martin Meissner/AP/SIPA
It didn’t take long, barely one or two minutes, to understand that the start of the match for the France team would turn sour. The side right of Benjamin Pavard and Kingsley Coman at bay, Gnabry and Henrichs were happy to blow up the house; the 3rd minute of play. At the end of the chain, it's the infernal Thomas Müller, who else, at the conclusion. Belly control, half volley, pan. Maignan can only watch. A few minutes later, do it again. This time, Gnabry makes Pavard dance without anyone's help. the entrance to the surface, before making a mistake in its finish.
Didier Deschamps made no secret of it after the defeat (2-1), the French start was over. bad. “Catastrophic”, even. “It never makes me happy (to lose), neither do the players, we had a catastrophic start to the match where we lost. we were late which led to à This opening of the score quickly, analyzes the selector. Obviously it's not what I expected, I'm not going to push the point home, there are mitigating circumstances (absences) but the high level is that too. p>
Todibo regrets his failed relaunch
Les Bleus have not completely moved on to next to it of their match, he will have missed of realism in the last gesture. Or the first, àgrave; the image of Jean-Clair Todibo, whose poor recovery will have resulted in on the Mannschaft station wagon. “I have a bitter taste with this first selection, regrets the defender. The second goal is clearly for me, I have to make my pass and I miss it and we take this second goal. »