Despite the absence of OL players on Friday, the France team dominated England in a friendly match (3-1). Corinne Deacon congratulated herself after the meeting for having been able to give playing time to other players, even considering that “some have scored points”.
At the Stade Michel d’Ornano, in Caen, the French team beat England on Friday (3-1) in a friendly meeting at the top. But no Lyon player was in the starting 11 aligned by coach Corinne Deacon.
“We weren’t worried”
Eugenie Le Sommer was the only OL player on the sheet for this match this Friday, but the attacker remained on the bench for Les Bleues. Selected initially, Amandine Henry and Sakina Karchaoui were forced to forfeit due to a positive coronavirus test, subsequent to the announcement of Corinne Deacon’s group.
Wendie Renard, Delphine Cascarino and Amel Majri were not present either, also positive for the coronavirus. Absences of weight which allowed Corinne Deacon to give playing time to other players against England. “To be reassured, we had to be worried. We were not. We prepared well for this match, there were good things, even if we cannot do everything well. The performance is rather successful because we score three goals against England, it’s satisfactory, positivized the coach of the Blue. Some individual performances score points. The absences of some (the Lyonnaises, affected by the Covid-19) benefit others, I hope that this will create a healthy emulation. “
“I saw things that I hadn’t seen for a long time at this level”
Sandy Baltimore, who had his first selection and his first selection goal last December, did it again this Friday by scoring the first goal. “Sandy Baltimore is having an extraordinary season and it’s good that she confirms with us, said Deacon on the PSG player. Even in difficult times, I saw girls mobilized, who spoke to each other, who motivated themselves. I saw things that I had not seen for a long time at this level. We have percussion in front, we wanted to play a little more on our qualities. The girls have to be aware of that. “
It is now another test which is announced for the team of France with the reception Tuesday (9 p.m.) of the United States, in Le Havre. A meeting that will inevitably bring back some memories against the reigning world champion team, which beat France at the quarter-finals of the 2019 World Cup. “It will be another match, with other players too, and maybe another system. It is not a return match (of the World-2019), assured Deacon. I have no rearview mirror. “