France are looking very off the pace at the moment. They are passive as a team. They are lopsided at the moment, they have a centre-back at right-back and Tolisso at a centre midfielder will not want to be out on the right if he’s not running past a player.
I was going to send you a dramatic email about how France have been terrible, deserves to lose and are going out to England in the round of 16 given how we’re playing against another defensive minded team,” writes Alexandre Chesneau. “But VAR somehow confirms what seems, at best, a very light penalty, and we get an equaliser no one had seen coming. I think I was too pessimistic – it seems our best player – Deschamps’ luck – is still here and in great form. Hopefully he wins us this tournament.
Well, I hope as a neutral you enjoy this match more than me.” The thing is, Alexandre, France are not enjoyable to watch. It’s outrageous, really, how Deschamps can make a squad with such creative talent so dull. Well done on winning the World Cup and all, but France are boring.