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Euro 2021: Dembélé hit in the knee, Grizou's preference for the axis ... the newspaper of the Blues


The day after their draw against Hungary (1-1), the Blues trained lightly. Pavard and Varane did not even set foot

The Blues trained this Sunday at the end of the day at the Nandor stadium in Budapest, with a cleansing session on the menu for the holders of the day before against Hungary (1-1).

Varane and Pavard remained indoors, with Mbappé, invisible for a good part of the session, before the Parisian joined a group made up of Pogba, Benzema and Kimpembe at the very end of training.

These four sat in the middle of the field for a long time while Lloris and Kanté did stretching exercises, and Rabiot did core exercises.

Griezmann had a long conversation with Didier Deschamps, as if the two men were sketching the tactical adjustments to come against Portugal.

After a warm-up under the leadership of Guy Stéphan, the 12 substitutes for the match against Portugal, plus the two goalkeepers, worked in front of goal before finishing with opposition on reduced ground and split races.

Training after the match under 33 ° C 👊 #FiersdetreBleus

- French team ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) June 20, 2021

Info: Dembélé on probation

While we could fear a new thigh injury for Ousmane Dembélé, it was ultimately the knee of the French striker who was affected against the Hungarians.

Didier Deschamps announced that the Barcelona player who entered the second half and left a few minutes later suffers from a tendon in his right knee.

The former Rennais had to take exams in the evening but his participation following this Euro 2021 seems compromised.

The sentence: "It is in the axis that I feel the best"

Antoine Griezmann, invited to answer questions from the media this Sunday noon, reiterated that he prefers to evolve in the axis rather than on one side as is the case today.


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“You know me, in the middle, that's where I feel best, I feel free, I have people everywhere on the sides, in front, behind me.

But when I play on the right side, I can return left foot and find Karim or Kylian, explains the French striker.

We talked about it

(Editor's note: its positioning with Didier Deschamps).

He's the coach, he won everything as a player and a coach.

I am at the service of the collective.

As long as I'm in the field, everything is fine with me.

He thinks it's better for everyone to be like that in 4-3-3 with this freedom to play in the axis starting on the right side.

It's up to me to find the spaces, to move and to hurt the opponent.

I have no problem with that.


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The info (bis): cries of monkey during Hungary-France?

UEFA has decided to open an investigation into the Hungary-France (1-1) and Hungary-Portugal (0-3) matches to determine whether racist and homophobic incidents took place on the sidelines of these matches.

In the case of the Blues, several witnesses claim to have heard monkey cries coming from the corner of the Hungarian ultras when two black players from the France team, Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kanté, touched the ball.

A Spanish radio station, it claims, that these cries targeted Kylian Mbappé, while Karim Benzema was also targeted by racist attacks.

For the meeting between Hungary and Portugal, the investigation could concern the homophobic insults against the star striker of the Lusitanian selection, Cristiano Ronaldo, according to the Spanish media Telecinco. Hungarian supporters also deployed a homophobic banner with the message: "Anti-LMBTQ", the Hungarian abbreviation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer.

Source: leparis

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