To justify the absence of Olivier Giroud at the last meeting of the France team, Didier Deschamps mentioned “sporting reasons”. But Anthony Martial, called in place of Giroud, is still as moribund with Manchester United …
“His body language is horrible to see, he doesn’t want to strain and work hard to be number 9 in Manchester United. He hasn’t done enough since he’s been at United, you see lightning bolts and you think it’s gone, but he doesn’t do anything”. This is the opinion of Dion Dublin, a former England international, now a consultant for the BBC, on Anthony Martial, after the pitiful elimination of the Red Devils in the EFL Cup against West Ham (0-1), Wednesday evening.
Already disappointing in August (to be beaten by Mason Greenwood), the French international saw his playing time collapse with the resounding return of Cristiano Ronaldo to MU. Remained on the bench last Sunday in the Premier League, the 25-year-old striker was therefore relaunched by Ole Gunner Solskjaer for this cup meeting, but he was again disappointing, in an bis team made up of Jadon Sancho, Jesse Lingard and Donny van de Beek.
“Toto” Martial makes another unhappy man: Didier Deschamps. The coach of Blues would have liked to see the former Monegasque become, at least, a super sub in a club to camp behind his funny justification concerning Olivier Giroud. The 2018 world champion center forward, publicly accused of having shaken the group before the Euro, was removed from the last rally. Except “La Dèche” evoked “sporting reasons”While Giroud had started well with AC Milan…
Deschamps’ explanation had convinced no one, especially since the only real center forward accompanying Karim Benzema was therefore Anthony Martial. The latter scored against Ukraine on September 4, before being established for the third game of the international window against Finland. He also found the net with the Blues in Kazakhstan, last March. However, his presence in the group remains questionable. Martial remains in 15 matches without scoring for Manchester United, his last goal dating back to February 2. As for his body language, it would always be too ” horrible« .
Read also:Ronaldo at 32km / h, a real performance?Ronaldo-Messi, the gap is wideningThe Premier League rankings