EdF: Benjamin Pavard in great danger with the Blues

Didier Deschamps begins to doubt Benjamin Pavard, in difficulty on his right side during the first match of France against Australia.

Often aligned in central defense at Bayern Munich, Benjamin Pavard was selected as a right-back by Didier Deschamps for the World Cup with the French team. Holder against Australia on Tuesday evening, Benjamin Pavard did not reassure everyone, far too lax in marking the Australian striker after ten minutes of play and not very useful in the offensive field. In its edition of the day, L’Equipe dwells on the famous scorer against Argentina in 2018 and for the national daily, Benjamin Pavard is increasingly weakened among the Blues. Already last September, the tricolor staff did not like the closed face displayed by Pavard after the victory against Austria, a match in which the Munich player had not participated.

Pavard on the bench against Denmark?

Didier Deschamps has not helped Benjamin Pavard in recent months by indicating that he considers him a right central defender in a three-man defense and then calling him up again as a right-back in this World Cup. But it doesn’t matter for Didier Deschamps, who expects more from his world champion and who begins to seriously doubt him after Pavard’s failed performance against Australia on Tuesday evening. The coach’s choice for the match against Denmark on Saturday at 5 p.m. will be closely scrutinized. According to L’Equipe, it is not impossible to see Jules Koundé aligned on the right, although the former Bordeaux player is also a central defender by training. Unlike Pavard, he plays on the right with his club FC Barcelona, ​​​​a detail that is important. “Sufficient to shake up the hierarchy and make Koundé a credible candidate for a starting position? Deschamps has two days to decide » considers the national daily, for which a real question remains in this position.

A doubt also about Dembele

On the antenna of the L’Equipe Channel, Bertrand Latour also indicated that another uncertainty hovered around the composition of Didier Deschamps for the match against the Danes. And this uncertainty again concerns the right lane since Kingsley Coman could be preferred to Ousmane Dembélé for this meeting. The tricolor staff were satisfied with the performance of the Barcelona striker against Australia, but believe that Coman offers a more hard-working attacking profile defensively and therefore that this choice could be more suitable against a tough opponent like Denmark. As for Pavard and Koundé, nothing has been decided yet and the next training sessions will certainly reveal the choices of Didier Deschamps, who will also have to position himself on the case of Raphaël Varane, fully recovered from his injury and who is applying for a starting position. in place of Ibrahima Konaté or Dayot Upamecano.

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