Assessing the French challenge at the Euros, France is team to reckon with. They genuinely have the best chance of taking trophy home and with a brilliant squad that consist of some of the best young players across all European leagues. The French team didn’t have anything to celebrate for the past few years, but this could be their year with their young and energetic players willing to prove their worth.
The one thing that hit the French camp badly was the scandal related to sex as it resulted in the omission, of Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena, who were the two key members of the French team in Brazil. This is the reason why Didier Deshamps would be forced to change his strategies according to the players available. The team looks brilliantly balanced and has the most dynamic midfield in the Europe which makes them a team worth watching.
Assessing the French challenge at the Euros
The French team has been hit by a lot of injuries, especially in the defense, but the one place of which nobody is even talking is the goalkeeping department as because it is bossed by the ever reliable Hugo Loris. The Tottenham man had a tremendous 2015-16 season where he kept almost 13 clean sheets. He is one of the most experienced players on the team which can be fruitful to France’s success this year.
France has the most dynamic midfield in all Europe, which includes the likes of Paul Pogba, Blaise Matudi and the Leicester sensation N’Golo Kante. One man from whom a lot has been expected is Paul Pogba, the Juventus midfielder is touted as the next big thing in football, but has failed to showcase his skill for his senior national team. Kante can be the man to watch at Euros, the midfielder had a sensational season with Leicester and he could energize the French midfield like no other and his tackles and interception can be crucial for the France team.
The French team poses a potent attacking threat with the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Anthony Martial and Kingsley coman. The French attack is relied much on pace and Antoine Griezmann and Anthony Martial can play the role of wingers and they have a physically imposing striker in the name of Olivier Giroud. Antoine Griezmann arrives in the Euros with a brilliant goal scoring antics.
One more advantage that France has is that they are the host of the tournament and being a host gives you an ample home advantage. Dmitri Payet can be France’s lethal weapon this season and is a brilliant addition to the team.
The one major weakness you can directly point out in this French squad is lack of experience. They don’t have players who have represented the national team for long and this could be fatal when they are in the knockouts.
The lackluster defense is another major problem for them as their two best center backs are injured and would not able to participate. This leaves Didier Deschamps with choosing a weak player in the team named Laurent Koscienly .
The French team is set to badly, Miss Karim Benzema as they don’t have a potent striker going forward. The only option France has is Olivier Giroud who is a supremely talented but is inconsistent. This will give the likes of Kingsley someone an opportunity to prove their worth.
Final Verdict – Finalists
Yeah this would be major heartbreak for this team, but this team would have to cross the German obstacle if they want to have a real shot at winning. Otherwise, as far as the team on paper is concerned, this not the best team that France has fielded in the Euros, but still have a good chance of having the winners medal around their neck.