Didier Deschamps made only one change in his starting XI for the French team’s match at Euro this Saturday against Hungary in Budapest. Lucas Digne replaces Lucas Hernandez while Benjamin Pavard is well established.
We do not (almost) change a winning team and that, Didier Deschamps has perfectly assimilated. Four days after the success against Germany (1-0), the coach of the Blues decided to start to trust the same framework this Saturday against Hungary. Only change in the starting XI, Lucas Digne replaces Lucas Hernandez, preserved.
In the event of victory in Budapest in front of nearly 60,000 spectators, the French selection would validate its qualification for the knockout stages of the Euro. In order to put all the chances on his side, the technician therefore chose to rely on his team-type and hardly to run.
The composition of the Blues: Lloris – Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Digne – Pogba, Kanté, Rabiot – Griezmann, Benzema, Mbappé.
Alternates: Mandanda, Maignan, Zouma, Lenglet, Hernandez, Koundé, Tolisso, Lemar, Coman, Giroud, Ben Yedder, Dembélé.
The composition of Hungary: Gulacsi – Kecskes, Orban, At. Szalai – Botka, Kleinheisler, Nagy, R.Varga, Holender – Ad. Szalai, Sallai.
Alternates: Dibusz, Bogdan, Lang, Fiola, Bolla, Nego, Lovrencsics, Cseri, Schafer, Gazdag, K. Varga, Siger, Nikolics, Schon, Hahn.
Pavard is there, not Hernandez
Victim of a terrible shock to the head with Robin Gosens, Benjamin Pavard is fit. Despite impressive images, the right side of the France team does not suffer from concussion and his video appointment with a specialist went wonderfully. Victim of a slight glitch during the preparation of the Euro, Lucas Hernandez will give way to Lucas Digne against Hungary. During his visit to the press on Friday, Didier Deschamps was nevertheless reassuring for the two defenders.
“I confirm that Lucas had a little problem during the preparation but it was very well settled by the medical staff. It did not bother him to make a very good performance against Germany, had launched the boss of the Blues. Benjamin had this shock but without consequence either at the time or after. There is no concern about the availability and freshness of these players. “
Dubois, Thuram and Sissoko in the stands
Unlike his full-backs for whom he has chosen to make a change, Didier Deschamps has not recorded any other forfeit in his group. Everyone is available. In the middle, N’Golo Kanté will be supported by Paul Pogba and Adrien Rabiot. In attack, the Benzema-Griezmann-Mbappé trio will try to unlock their counter.
No change concerning the replacements. Again, the staff of the Blues did in the classic. The three players excluded from the scoresheet against the Mannschaft (Léo Dubois, Marcus Thuram and Moussa Sissoko) will still be in the stands for this duel against the Magyars.
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