The notes of the Blues
In their 1-0 win in Ireland.
Mike Maignan (7,5)
Long little worried, he saved his people from a poor performance by making an XXL parade at the end of the game on an opposing header (90th). What a keeper!
Benjamin Pavard (6.5)
The tricolor hero of this city trip to Dublin. We felt he was determined from the start in his right lane, even if his energy expenditure notably put him at fault defensively. He sprang into the Irish camp to score from afar at the start of the second half (50th). It will do him good morally.
Ibrahima Konate (4)
Little worried about Ferguson in the duels, he could have weighed down his team twice, slipping (and being saved by the 61st referee) and missing his intervention in the air in front of the young center forward from Brighton (80th). It’s already too much. Not very inspired in his long game.
Dayot Upamecano (5,5)
More irreproachable than his friend from the central hinge, he countered a dangerous shot at the end of the match (82nd) and proved intractable thereafter.
Theo Hernandez (5)
He had to deal with the speed of the opposing right winger, Chiedozie Ogbene, and it was great defensive practice for him. He held on. Offensively, he did not take his lane much, a little blocked by the presence of Mbappé in front of him, and perhaps held back by the instructions.
Antoine Griezmann (5)
He started well by being all over the field in the offensive phase, but he tried too hard to play with Mbappé. It was clear. He failed to find his teammates in the second half. Always so generous in the defensive phase.
Eduardo Camavinga (6,5)
A full match from “Cama” in the position of number 6. He tried to put some rhythm into the recovery and it still changes a little for Tchouaméni and Rabiot. Defensively, he may not be as strong, but he didn’t give up.
Adrian Rabiot (4.5)
Always a big physical presence in the middle battle, but he disappointed in the game, being rough or imprecise. This did not allow the Blues to dominate their opponent. A nice long shot 15 minutes from the end (75th).
Randal – The Best Of Randal
Aligned this time on the right wing, after his great match against the Netherlands, he started strong, being incisive with the ball at his feet (and being generous defensively), but he stumbled on the Irish players and this until the end of the match. He did not conclude a counter (79th).
Olivier Giroud (4)
Stuck in the green block, he was very little served by his teammates, but he also missed his rare discounts.
Kylian Mbappe (4)
He must be more dangerous. He tried the ball at his feet, but without being very dazzling against the well-grouped Irish. He failed to hit the goal. A few good combinations in the game and that’s it.
Find the notes of the players of the France team during their small victory (1-0) against Ireland, Monday evening in Dublin, as part of the Euro 2024 qualifiers.