Despite the great victory against Australia, Didier Deschamps should make several changes to face Denmark, especially on the right side.
The Blues have treated their entry into the running on Tuesday against Australia. Despite the early Australian opener and the injury of Lucas Hernandez, the reigning world champions signed a convincing first success (4-1). However, several changes are to be expected in view of the shock against Denmark, especially in defense. So much so that of the defensive quartet lined up at kick-off against the Socceroos, only Dayot Upamecano could start against the Danes.
On the left flank, Théo Hernandez will indeed recover the place left vacant by his brother, who returned to Germany to undergo surgery for his cruciate ligament injury, and in the central hinge, Raphaël Varane should logically make his comeback despite the good performance. by Ibrahima Konate. A change is also expected on the right side of the defense and this time it is not related to the infirmary. If Benjamin Pavard should lose his place, it is because of his failed performance against Australia.
A Griezmann-Rabiot reversal?
Guilty on the Australian opener, the Munich defender is completely through. Shy offensively and struggling to combine with Ousmane Dembélé, who would have criticized him for not releasing his ball quickly enough, the former Lille player was also in pain defensively. An observation which obviously did not escape Didier Deschamps, ready to sacrifice the Bavarian. It is indeed Jules Koundé who should start against Denmark despite his lack of reference to the position of right side with the Blues.
But this change might not be the only one on the right flank. Didier Deschamps would indeed think about swapping Antoine Griezmann and Adrien Rabiot to secure his weak side a little more. An inversion which would nevertheless strip the left flank where Théo Hernandez and Adrien Rabiot made a strong impression against Australia behind Kylian Mbappé. Another solution is being considered: establish Kingsley Coman instead of Ousmane Dembélé. The Barcelonan has not been unworthy but his Munich counterpart offers more defensive guarantees. So much so that the tricolor coach did not hesitate to pass him on to establish him as a right-back in the past in a five-man defense. Problem for Didier Deschamps, the Bavarian feels discomfort in the adductors and could not train this Thursday.