Reduced, the two star attackers of the France team did not participate in the collective session Thursday afternoon.
Five days away from a scorching entry into the Euro against Germany, the France team did their usual afternoon training at Clairefontaine shortly after 5.30 p.m. A session that took place with two notable absentees: Karim Benzema, who is recovering from a crutch received in the right leg during the preparation match against Bulgaria, and Antoine Griezmann.
Contusion for Griezmann
The Blues staff said the Barcelona striker was suffering “a contusion to the left calf following a blow during France-Bulgaria“. The player, who had said he felt “a little tired“To Emmanuel Macron who came to lunch with the Blues, did a job indoors just like Benzema. The participation of the two stars in the clash against the Mannschaft is not called into question.
Under the sun and the heat, the rest of the group took part in a ten-to-ten opposition in a quarter-field at the Pibarot stadium. Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot, Lucas Hernandez and the two absent mentioned above did not participate. Captain Hugo Lloris has done individual work. The team with the orange chasubles (Coman, Lemar, Koundé, Ben Yedder, Lenglet, Sissoko, Dubois, Thuram, Giroud, Mbappé) won 7 goals to 3 against the Jaunes (Pavard, Kimpembe, Varane, Zouma, Kanté, Mandanda, Maignan, Tolisso, Dembele, Digne). Associated under the same jersey, Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappé showed a good understanding with the ball at the foot, with a small hug from the first to the second at the end of training. Perfect to mitigate the rumors reporting tensions between the two men and denied earlier by Paul Pogba at a press conference.
There is no Australia (like in 2018), it starts strong.
Recall that the France team will make its debut in the European Nations Championship next Tuesday in Munich against Germany. “We are impatient. We did a lot of preparation to get there, we’re almost there, Paul Pogba confided. We are preparing as best as possible to be in good shape for the first game. It’s Germany, heavy as they say. We want to start with a victory. There is no Australia (like in 2018), it starts strong. We will prepare well».