55 days until the opening whistle of the World Cup, and the world champion arrives at the title defense campaign in a clearly less than ideal situation. Last Sunday, France ended their Nations League campaign with a 2-0 defeat in Denmark – leaving them at the end of the campaign with a single win, two draws and three defeats in the Nations League. Meanwhile, in France, the winds are raging.
“The team is still looking for itself,” concluded Jerome Rotten, once a player of the French national team and today a commentator, “Didier Deschamps is facing problems that were not there in June, but are getting worse day by day. I am pessimistic,” Rotten continued, “He has every So many problems that he lost himself tactically in the last few games, and it is reflected in the results.”
Next to the coach of the national team, the players are the ones who steal – despite their little experience. Seven players from the squad that played against Denmark made their debut in France after winning the World Cup, but Rotten also attacked them: “There were many injured players, but there were also young players who got a chance and they are not yet at this level.”
It is important to note that France will not have any more warm-up games until the World Cup – no friendlies are planned for it, so it will be sent directly to the burning fire. France, as you remember, was drawn to Group D of the World Cup in Qatar, with Denmark, Tunisia and Australia. In the first game, they will meet the Australians, then the Danes (they lost to them this week) – and they will close the group stage with Tunisia.