The card of youth associated, as much as possible, with that of experience.
As he had worked the day before during the set-up carried out on the lawn of the Stade de France, Didier Deschamps therefore made the choice to inject a little new blood into his starting 11 to face Austria this Thursday. evening in Saint-Denis.
Unsurprisingly, AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan will take his place in the cage for the 4th time in his career at kick-off, instead of Hugo Lloris, who has been ruled out due to a thigh injury. .
After an unconvincing last outing in June in a 4-2-3-1 system, the Blues will this time play in a 3-4-1-2 system which will see two newcomers make their debuts with the A's.
The first, Benoit Badiashile, will take place in the left axis of a central defense cornered by the evening captain, Raphaël Varane, and where the Barcelonan Jules Koundé will occupy the position of right axial.
The Marseillais Jonathan Clauss will be in charge of swallowing the right lane while the left side will be entrusted to him to Madrid's Ferland Mendy, back in Blue almost two years after his last selection, October 14, 2020.
It is in the midfield that the second baptism of fire will take place since alongside the Madrilenian Aurélien Tchouaméni, the Monegasque Youssouf Fofana will also know his very first selection.
These two will evolve behind the Griezmann – Giroud – Mbappé trio, responsible for leading the offensive block and leading the Blues to success.
: Maigan – Koundé, Varane (cap.), Badiashile – Clauss, Tchouaméni, Fofana, F. Mendy – Griezmann – Mbappé, Giroud.