The French team did not convince, this Sunday in Copenhagen, by conceding a logical defeat against Denmark (2-0) in the League of Nations.
Jostled in the midfield, Aurélien Tchouameni did not show himself in his best light, like the rest of the team.
"We were simply not good," said the Madrid player during his time in the mixed zone.
How do you explain that the light went out after a good first 20 minutes?
We wanted to play a very good game.
As you can see, we were good at the start but then we got pushed around and we conceded two goals that put our heads in the bucket.
There were good intentions but we were simply not good.
We have no excuse.
It was not our best day.
Everyone will now return to the club, focus on the next few weeks and we will see the coach's list at the end (Editor's note for the World Cup in Qatar).
Is the French team lacking in confidence?
No, because everything was beautiful, everything was rosy 24 hours ago.
We had just beaten Austria thanks to a good collective match.
But there, I repeat, we were not good.
We will look at what went wrong to rectify the situation but it is sure that at the World Cup, the French team will be much better.
How do you explain these difficulties in being consistent in performance?
I can't explain it… We have to be much more regular.
We can't continue despite the good match against Austria.
It is clear that at the World Cup, we will have to do much better.
Is it worrying before finding Denmark at the World Cup?
I do not think so.
The Nations League is a competition that we all respect, but the match against Denmark at the World Cup will be different.
There will be other parameters to consider.