France began the World Cup with a bang towards Australia however Denmark will provide a a lot more durable problem and may lead coach Didier Deschamps to make key tactical modifications on Saturday.
The defending champions will safe qualification for the knockout stage with a recreation to spare in Group D in the event that they win towards a aspect who beat and outplayed them twice not too long ago. Denmark beat France 2-1 away in June and 2-0 at dwelling in September within the Nations League.
“In June they’d just a few completely different gamers and there can be just a few new (ones) tomorrow as a result of the crew is probably not precisely the identical because it was in June or in September however we’ve assessed these gamers and we, after all, be taught from these experiences prior to now however Denmark will be taught from them too,” France captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris instructed a information convention on Friday.
“They’ll change their system from one match to the opposite and that may give us various kinds of difficulties.”
Whereas coach Didier Deschamps will persist with a four-man defence, he might be tempted to make just a few changes as Denmark have little in frequent with Australia, who Les Bleus beat 4-1 on Tuesday.
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Fullback Benjamin Pavard was typically outpaced on the precise aspect of the defence, which may lead Deschamps to the intense determination of bringing in central defender Jules Kounde.
With France’s proper flank being their principal weak point, Adrien Rabiot might change to the precise aspect of midfield with Aurelien Tchouameni taking part in because the quantity six and Antoine Griezmann shifting barely deeper behind the offensive trio. Up entrance, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele ought to retain their spots, however extra can be requested of them when it comes to defensive work.
Barcelona’s Dembele, notably, might want to strike a beter stability between offence and defence.
“He has improved so much on this facet as a result of he has larger calls for at membership degree,” stated Deschamps. “I’ve mentioned it with him: it’s extra about positioning to make fewer efforts. In truth, towards Australia there have been a few conditions the place he was a bit off, I instructed him, and he corrected it.”
Deschamps conceded some changes might be wanted.
“I can do something. On the in-depth evaluation of our first recreation, along with the purpose conceded, there are three conditions the place we should do higher,” he instructed a information convention.
“So there are 4 conditions to right. It requires changes, by the positioning of sure gamers or the alternative of 1.”
Deschamps nonetheless has so much considering to do earlier than he publicizes his lineup to the gamers just a few hours earlier than the match.
“The best is to be harmful, to create probabilities, to attain targets and to not concede any,” he stated. “Perfection doesn’t exist, however we attempt to get nearer to it. This requires discussions with the gamers and complementarities between them. It’s logical to have issues to enhance.”