In a career, there are moments that matter and appointments not to be missed.
It says a lot about you, your ability to overcome pressure and meet expectations.
Some pass the course with ease and ease, others see their hopes shattered forever.
Mike Maignan is part of the first category.
At 27, the AC Milan goalkeeper, designated successor to Hugo Lloris, newly retired on the international scene and guardian of the blue temple for more than ten years, was looking forward to this moment.
In two games, against the Netherlands on Friday (4-0) and Ireland on Monday (0-1), the former Paris SG titi made an impression.
And set a date for the present and the future.
By showing confidence and character.
With a saved penalty, one of his strong points, ahead of Memphis Depay, in stoppage time at the Stade de France, then with a monstrous parade at the height of Irish domination, after a header from Nathan Collins, “Magic Mike was resplendent…
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