The day after the defeat against Tunisia (0-1), the Blues had already turned the page on this setback. The twenty-four players and the staff quickly projected themselves into the round of 16 by watching Poland-Argentina all together (0-2). “We’re going to start tackling this game, confirmed Kingsley Coman at a press conference. We have already faced compact teams. So it’s a style of play that shouldn’t surprise us. » The Bayern Munich striker was also delighted with his first start and his first match in the World Cup.
“It’s a childhood dream come true” also slipped Randal Kolo Muani, in the same case as the former Parisian, and who accompanied the Munich resident in front of the journalists. After this media meeting, the two attackers joined the rest of the Blues for training at 6 p.m. local time (4 p.m. in France) behind closed doors. The ten outfield players against Tunisia carried out an à la carte cleaning with cycling or light jogging under the orders of physical trainer Cyril Moine.
Marcus Thuram, forfeited the day before when he should have normally started the match, jogged with those who had played and then high-intensity races. Steve Mandanda, Hugo Lloris and Alphonse Areola worked with goalkeeper coach Franck Raviot then the two substitute goalkeepers against the Tunisians joined the ten players who had played little or not at all for a reduced game. This group had previously carried out a warm-up and technical exercises, all with the ball, under the leadership of tricolor assistant Guy Stéphan. The session ended with strikes and stretching in the company of the physiotherapists.