France team: The door opens wide for Zidane…

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France team: The door opens wide for Zidane…

Posted on September 20, 2022 at 09:00 by Alexis Bernard

After having refused many proposals throughout the summer, in particular that of PSG, Zinedine Zidane is wisely waiting for the France team. And in view of the deleterious climate which reigns around the French team two months before the World Cup, the doors open wide for the 1998 world champion.

Not a week goes by without The french team be involved, directly or indirectly, in a controversy. Between the Pogba affair, the dark investigations around the FFF and Noel Le Graetthe repeated injuries of a group that are like snow in the sun and the latest controversy over image rights provoked by Kylian Mbappé, the Blues are preparing in more than limited conditions for the next World Cup. Its kickoff will be given in two months, exactly. And the French team, the reigning world champion, will have to be more than solid to avoid a fiasco.

Le Graët at its worst

After the revelations of SoFootthe independent journalist Romain Molina also published damning elements on the French Football Federation, pointing the finger at the actions of its president, Noel Le Graet. If the FFF was quick to publish a communication to indicate that it had reviewed the band’s image rights contract at Griezmann, radio silence on everything else. The attacks are however heavy and the noose tightens more and more around Noel Le Graet. According to the newspaper The Team, the boss of French football would be « more and more isolated ». And its future would be clearly written in dotted lines. Seeing him continue his mission in the months to come seems more than complicated.

The Blues towards a fiasco?

In this context, Didier The fields tries to grit his teeth. In a press conference, he struggled to try to limit the impact on the Blues by focusing his communication on « the athlete », leaving aside everything that can happen outside. But how can you minimize the cases that follow one another and that affect your group as closely as possible? The case Pogba involves two of its biggest stars, Paul Pogba (wounded, who is unlikely to be operational to go to Qatar) and Kylian Mbappe, which indicates trusting « the word of a teammate ». The new controversy around image rights, which has been laying up behind the scenes for months and which explodes 60 days from a World Cup, only adds to the climate of tension which becomes oppressive. And the injuries of Benzema, Pogba, Kanté, Lloris, Kimpembe, Hernandez or even Coman complete the menu of a French team on the verge of indigestion. The scenario of a fiasco seems to be built, stone by stone. And the only light of this dark picture appears in the background, it has a name: Zinedine Zidane.

Zidane to rebuild everything

Unhappy Euro 2016 finalist and 2018 World champion, the French team can clearly implode in Qatar. To rebuild himself, a man appears as an evidence: Zinedine Zidane. After leaving office at Real Madrid, the French technician awaits the Blues. Last summer, he successively rebuffed the advances of the PSG and some Juventus so that he can be available if the Blues ever come to him. More than ever, the context is favourable. And it seems to be the only cause of hope for a critical situation in all places. Of course, a sporting miracle is always possible, even more so with Didier The fields and the extraordinary generation he has.

In less than three weeks, Karim Benzema will raise his first Ballon d’Or24 years after a certain… Zinedine Zidane. If the Madrid native is not part of the gathering for the meetings at the end of September, he will be operational for the World Cup. Competed by Neymar and Messi in great shape (and incidentally Haaland, on fire with Manchester City), Kylian Mbappe is pushed to its limits like never before and will be eagerly awaited in Qatar. And as often, it is against the wall that the Blues manage to create authentic exploits. Didier Deschamps will cling to all this in the hope of attaching a new star to the rooster’s tunic. Otherwise, the doors will open very wide for Zinedine Zidane.

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