In the absence of Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kanté, Adrien Rabiot will have to take on new responsibilities in the midfield of the Blues. It would still be necessary for the midfielder of Juventus Turin to have the mental capacities.
A few days before its entry into the running, the France team arouses a lot of doubts. The defensive sector has shown signs of trepidation in recent months. But above all, the absences of Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kanté forced coach Didier Deschamps to compose an inexperienced midfielder. It is indeed Adrien Rabiot who will have to assume the status of leader in this sector. Something to worry about Jonatan MacHardy, certainly convinced by his talent, but skeptical about the mind of the Turinese.
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” It can be a game leader because for me, it’s the most talented midfielder we’ve had in France for 10 years, and maybe even the 2000sfirst praised the RMC columnist. He knows how to do everything, technically he’s very good, physically he’s tough, he’s strong, he has a volume of play, he has a head game, he has everything in fact. The problem has often been in the head. When asked the question, for you, is it the answer of a guy who has the confidence and charisma of a leader? »
” It stammers, it’s not a guy you want to follow to go to war. For me, it can be a game leader, certainly. But in terms of locker room leader, a bit like the role that Paul Pogba had in 2018, I find it very difficult to see Adrien Rabiot take on this role.warned the specialist. He is not unifying enough, he has always been a bit atypical in a locker room, he has always been a bit apart, a bit in his bubble. These are the echoes that we had and I already spoke to him. »
“The most important competition of his career”
” This World Cup, for me, is the most important competition of his career because he is in this position where we will expect a lot from him and we will see if he is able to meet the expectations. . I think he has the talent and the ability. But mentally, there are a lot of doubts about that. I hope to be surprised but I find it hard to believe “, commented Jonatan MacHardy, not sure that the former Parisian can wear the Blues at the 2022 World Cup.