In four days, he went from very good to bad.
After his excellent match against Germany on Tuesday night in his den at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Benjamin Pavard was not inspired this Saturday against Hungary in the 2nd match of the Blues at the Euro (1-1 ).
He undoubtedly achieved his worst performance in blue on the day of his 37th selection.
In the heat of the Puskas stadium in Budapest, the 25-year-old right-back first missed his start of the game by committing several faults on his opponents which earned him a quick warning (10th).
At the end of the first act, he let Fiola escape in his corridor who did not miss the opportunity to open the scoring before the break (45th + 2).
On the return from the locker room, the player trained in Lille did not succeed in creating the surplus in the right lane and was often overtaken by the Hungarians even if the tricolors managed to snatch the point of the draw (1-1) .
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The Bayern Munich defender may still have some after-effects from Tuesday's clash with Germany.
At the start of the second half, he was hit in the head by the pelvis of his opponent Robin Gosens.
Pavard had fallen stiff, on his stomach, stunned, before getting up a minute and forty seconds later.
Ahead of its competitors
One thing is certain, coach Didier Deschamps did not want to overwhelm his right side for his failed match against the Hungarians at a press conference. “Benjamin in trouble? It's your analysis, retorted the French coach. He was important in the offensive phase and it was not the same with Antoine (Griezmann) or Ousmane (Dembélé) in front of him. They are just adjustments. He was so involved in the offensive phase that it cost him a little more juice in the defensive phase but he was still in control. "Relaunched on the warning collected by his right side at the start of the match, Didier Deschamps indicated that he" had not felt any risks in relation to his card. "
The former central defender of VFB Stuttgart, solid since the start of the rally before this Saturday's meeting, is coming out of a good season with the Bavarians. Holder in a bloated workforce, he even scored the only goal of the final of the Club World Cup against Tigres, the Mexican club Gignac. Ahead of his direct competitors in the selection, Léo Dubois and Jules Koundé, Benjamin Pavard should start in the next match against Portugal on Wednesday 23 June. A revenge is expected.