Turkey upset world champion France with a 2-0 home win


Turkey, with a rocky and effective football, left in evidence this Saturday the current world champion, France, which, with all its stars, offered one of its worst versions and was surpassed.

The French team was erratic in attack and defense. He barely threatened the local team, whose enthusiasm grew as he contemplated the possibility of triumph closer. One of the worst unemployed was Antoine Griezmann, still a striker for Atlético de Madrid. The other ‘Les Bleus’ mattress player, Thomas Lemar, did not even have minutes.

We already say that, in general terms, the criticism of the Deschamps team was fierce, but it has focused especially on the attack. ‘L’Equipe’ has not had any regard. “There were no shots to the goal in 90 minutes. ‘Les Bleus’ were completely harmless against Turkey. The logical consequence of individual failures on the front of the tricolor attack, “the newspaper said.

Ten years ago the French attack did not end a game without a single shot on goal. The last time had been against Spain, in 2012, in the 0-2 of the European Championship.

The newspaper ‘Le Parisien’, gave just a three out of ten to the Atlético de Madrid striker. “His permutations with Mbappé in the first half did not bother anyone in the Turkish camp. In the vanguard, he barely had half a chance. Outside his area, he was drowned by the fighting spirit of the Turks. ”

In the case of Mbappé, for example, he lost 22 balls in the time he was on the pitch. “We tried to talk a little about the game in the dressing room. We hardly had opportunities. We did not shoot at goal, there were no shots on goal. We miss more tactical work and we were not well, “said Griezmann at the end of the clash.