The Blues were adrift, and he paid for it.
End of the first period of this World Cup final between France and Argentina, and the defending champions are already down 2-0 after goals from Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria.
In an attempt to revive his team underwater, Didier Deschamps decided to make two very early changes.
And the coach of the Blues to indicate in the 41st minute Olivier Giroud and Ousmane Dembélé, at the origin of the penalty awarded to the Argentines, to leave the lawn in favor of Marcus Thuram and Randal Kolo Muani.
The two men complied, without showing too much disappointment when leaving the lawn.
But once on the bench, Olivier Giroud let all his frustration burst out.
The tricolor center forward, author of four goals in this competition, seizes a bottle of water which he throws violently on the edge of the lawn of the Lusail stadium.
Several photos taken by photographers from across the pitch show drops of water shooting up into the air just after impact.
Olivier Giroud virulently threw a bottle on the ground after his replacement.
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Anger, which we do not know if it was aimed at the choice of Didier Deschamps or the horrible start to the match of him and his partners, striking for the one who at 36 is playing his third World Cup with the France team.
In the quarter-finals, his headed goal against England had sent the Blues in half.
“We went through it.
We expected that, the players have been warned.
We had neither the attitude nor the respondent, we are down 2-0, there is one period left.
It will take a lot of other things to be able to worry them, come back to the score and fight, regretted Didier Deschamps at the microphone of TF1 at the break.
They really played a World Cup final, unfortunately it was not our case.