For Euro 2021, the coach of the France team, Didier Deschamps, formalized, last night, the list of 26 players summoned from June 11 to July 11, 2021. The big news is obviously the return of Karim Benzema among the Blues, after five and a half years of absence.
The objective for the French team is to win a third title after those of 1984 and 2000. To qualify for Euro 2020, postponed for a year because of the health crisis linked to Covid-19, France had qualified in her group ahead of Turkey. Integrated in group F, the French selection will first meet Germany, on June 15 in Munich, before facing Hungary, on June 19 and finishing against Portugal, on June 23, before possible eighths of final.
Euro: Benzema-Mbappé-Griezmann, “the best attack in the world”
By selecting Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé, Didier Deschamps may have formed “the best attack in the world”, defends Jérôme Rothen. Of course, seeing these three names lined up on the scoresheet can only make the fans salivate. “In terms of names, it’s the best, yes. You take all the nations, in terms of individualities, it’s hard to do better. Karim Benzema is in the biggest club in the world, is the captain and is performing. Kylian Mbappé has an excellent level, he is the striker of the future and he is already among the best. And Antoine Griezmann, even if he has a complicated season, remains Antoine Griezmann “, insists the ex-player, now consultant on RMC Sport.
Few attacks to compete
Not many nations will be able to compete with this trio of titan. Apart from Belgium, which can rely on a formidable trident Eden Hazard – Kevin De Bruyne – Romelu Lukaku. Portugal is also doing well with its trio Joao Félix – Cristiano Ronaldo – Bernardo Silva, three holders who are part of the biggest clubs in the world. Germany benefits from a younger attacking sector, with Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Leroy Sané and Serge Gnabry.
It remains for the coach Didier Deschamps to manage to bring together his leaders in attack. For Jean-Michel Larqué, the task promises to be complicated. He considers the attack composed of Benzema-Mbappé-Griezmann, “a little bit unbalanced” and would opt to put Antoine Griezmann on the bench. But according to Jérôme Rothen, “you can graft other players. Ousmane Dembélé is not just anyone, Kingsley Coman, Olivier Giroud too… On paper, it’s tempting. The only thing is that we have to find complicity and complementarity. “