Jean-François Pérès, edited by Alexandre Dalifard
8:07 p.m., November 28, 2022
Jules Koundé, 24-year-old defender of FC Barcelona, started in place of Benjamin Pavard during the victory of the Blues against Denmark (2-1). Present at a press conference on Monday, the right side of the France team returned to the atmosphere of the group, which he considers “excellent”.
Holder for the first time during the 2022 World Cup against Denmark last Saturday, Jules Koundé seems perfectly integrated into the group of the France team. During the daily press conference of the Blues, the defender of FC Barcelona, who has only 14 selections with the jersey of France, testifies to the atmosphere in the locker room which he describes as “excellent”. “I think group life is essential and it’s going really well,” says number 5 of the Blues.
A winning mix
Asked about the workforce of the France team, the 24-year-old defender recognizes a certain mix. However, for him, it can be rewarding for the men of Didier Deschamps. “It’s true that there is a very young part, of which I am a part, and a second with a little more experience, let’s say. The mix of generations is going really well. Everyone has the possibility of s “express, give his point of view and several pieces of advice. We laugh a lot while being very serious when we have to work”, underlines Jules Koundé.
“The atmosphere is good and I think that inevitably impacts our game and our performance, despite the affinities already present in the group. It always helps to have a squad that gets along both outside and on the pitch. So it’s a real pleasure to be one of those players,” he concludes.