A 99-day World Brazilian team France was full of confidence in a disappointing dominant team of the Netherlands (2-0) on Wednesday at the Stade de France.
Obviously, the intensity, pace and emotion were incommensurate with the moments of happiness experienced on November 19 against Ukraine (3-0). But his reunion with the Stade de France, the team of France confirmed its recovery by defeating the Netherlands ( 2-0 ).
If it does not obviously made the Blues favorites for the World Cup, the victory will allow Didier Deschamps address the preparation phase with confidence. All options breeder have indeed been validated. For his debut, Antoine Griezmann has shown promise. As the rest, Eliaquim Mangala and Lucas Digne, entered during gameplay His medium composed of Yohan Cabaye, Paul Pogba and Blaise Matuidi takes each output thicker. And Karim Benzema finally confirmed his potential at the highest level. It may be argued that the Netherlands reconstruction have much more to do with team vice-world champion in 2010, but success against a selection that had not lost in 17 matches proves nevertheless that Team France is out of the woods. Even without Franck Ribery – who replaced Mathieu Valbuena to the hour – the France team showed encouraging collective coherence to Brazil.
In a perfectly controlled match, the team of France did not need to force his talent to dominate a very disappointing Dutch selection. After the first fifteen minutes of observation, the Blues took over. Served in depth, French attackers did then submitted their technique and vivacity. On a first blitz initiated by him, Benzema took delivery of the head discount Griezmann but Vlaar repulsed on the line (18 th). Deschamps’s men were nearly getting caught. Hugo Lloris pushed a shot on Strootman Vlaar who failed to catch the frame (29th). This alert pushed the Blues to accelerate. On a new fast attack, Matuidi pulled Benzema opened the scoring with a powerful half-volley (32 e). Nine minutes later, Matuidi went right center Valbuena to double the bet (41st). Decision made, the second period was completely overpowering.
After eating his black bread selection (1222 minutes aimlessly between June 2012 and October 2013), Karim Benzema finally assumes its role as star striker.
On a cloud to Real Madrid since his purpose in saving the dam back against Ukraine, he delivered a high level of performance. In all the right moves, the Spaniard has the inexperienced Dutch defense to execution on each of its catch the ball. Erasing its propensity to return for the balloons in the middle, the former Lyon managed almost everything he tried. With a bonus 17th international goal on a cross half-volley lethal. Without forgetting its subtle opening Valbuena behind the goal Matuidi. Aggressive in pressing and incisive in its percussion, the middle of the PSG was the other enjoyment from this game. With the key, an assist and a goal of the right of that weaker foot. For his debut, Griezmann did not disappoint . First shy winger Real Sociedad has flaunted his technique and sense movement of the pass. A baptism of fire passed which would allow him to get on the plane of the World.