Jean-François Pérès (special envoy to Doha), edited by Romain Rouillard
06:20, November 30, 2022modified to
11:39 a.m., November 30, 2022
The France team challenges Tunisia at 4 p.m. this Wednesday in Doha. A last group match without major stake for the Blues, already qualified in the 8th finals. Didier Deschamps will therefore carry out a broad review of the workforce but could still keep Kylian Mbappé in his starting lineup. Explanations.
Game without stake but not without interest for the France team this Wednesday. Opposed to Tunisia at 4 p.m., Didier Deschamps’ men have already booked their ticket for the round of 16 of the World Cup. They are also almost guaranteed to finish top of Group D.
Enough to allow Didier Deschamps to make several changes in his starting lineup in order to offer playing time to the whole group. He could nevertheless keep Kylian Mbappé in a starting position.
It must be said that the PSG star does not like to save himself. Launched at full speed, to conquer all the records, he simply does not have the time. At 23, he has already equaled Zinedine Zidane in the ranking of tricolor scorers with 31 achievements in the jersey flanked by the rooster.
Matching Messi and Ronaldo
However, according to Didier Deschamps, Kylian Mbappé does not swear by his own statistics. “Kylian has no ego,” said the tricolor coach to the journalists present at the press conference. “Obviously he’s important and he’s decisive but he’s always been part of a collective framework. His physique is fine, why not spare him but apparently the problem would be his ego. Is his ego would he be worth playing? What do you know?
Didier Deschamps will say no more and refuses to distinguish Kylian Mbappé from the rest of the group. Difficult however to consider the tricolor nugget as a lambda player. Top scorer in the French championship, co-best director in the Champions League, Kylian Mbappé continues to write his story in the most prestigious of competitions. Already the second French scorer in World Cup history with seven goals, he could this Wednesday – and at only 23 years old – equal Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. At this rate, it will soon be unrivaled.