Unlike the victory over the Netherlands, Les Bleus encountered many difficulties in Ireland and could not develop his preferred playstyle. It was thanks to the shining moment of a defender that France won.
Final result Ireland vs France (0-1)
Score: Pavard (50′)
France got off to a jubilant start in the EURO 2024 qualifying round when they overcame strong Dutch opponents with an impressive 4-0 scoreline. In which the new captain Kylian Mbappe played explosively with a double goal and 1 assist. The star of PSG has proven that he is too worthy of the captaincy of the French national team even though he is only 24 years old. The super speed of attacking players like Mbappe is also a component of Les Bleus’ current play.
Against the Netherlands a few days ago, France controlled the ball with less time but created countless opportunities and should have won more jubilantly if the conversion efficiency of the chances was higher. France is now really dangerous in that, they don’t need to dominate the match to create an overwhelming opponent in terms of play and results.
To the match against Ireland, coach Deschamps decided to adjust 3 positions in the starting lineup. Accordingly, Pavard (Bayern Munich) replaced Kounde (Barca) in the right-back position. Camavinga “pushes” Real Madrid teammate Tchouameni to the bench to play a central midfield pairing with Rabiot. While the old general Giroud appeared on the attack and Coman was the one who lost his position.