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DECRYPTION – Find out what the special correspondent for Figaro has to say about the evening’s disappointing performance by the Blues, who were defeated by Denmark (2-0).
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The crazy atmosphere at Parken Stadium
A revitalizing gulp of fresh air and an opportunity to make amends with football. We have almost forgotten that a stadium is first and foremost a place for sharing, communion, and even grand spectacles as a result of seeing a minority of idiots rotting certain stands in France and elsewhere, between violence, inappropriate gestures, and hateful songs. This is almost entirely because we have seen these idiots. At the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on a Sunday evening, this was the scenario that unfolded. The Danes were able to count on a rowdy crowd since they had 37,000 fans, most of whom were clad in red and white, and the crowd was not in the least bit cooled by the wind coming from the north. for a setting that has the potential to give you the chills throughout the evening.
The elation felt by Danish people on Sunday evening FABIAN BIMMER / REUTERS
Before the match, there was a sound and light show that was a delicious time. The sound and light show was accompanied by the anger of the two bends. The same thing happened at the end of the gathering, except this time the sound systems continued to blast loud music while the Danes lingered on the lawn to experience complete communion with an entire nation. A (very) memorable (moment). Football is comprised solely of this activity.
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Eriksen, the symbol but above all a delight
On Sunday evening, you should have been there to witness him extend the joy and congratulate the supporters before taking a well-deserved lap of honor with his partners. Christian Eriksen, who came dangerously near to passing away on June 12, 2021, here in Copenhagen, delivered a scrumptious performance against the French. He was taken from this world too soon. At other times, he gives the impression of being 40 years old, even though he is only 31, and of progressing at a rate of two per hour, before putting everyone in agreement with his knowledge of the game, his ultimate class, and his ability to see the unfolding of action before anyone else. An incredible lesson to be learned in life.
Upamecano, the blue jersey weighs far too heavy
Dayot Upamecano did not play in the match that was held on Sunday night. in substantial widths. After seven appearances for his country, the Bayern Munich defender is beginning to see the benefits of this honor. As he continued to struggle and was unable to adequately replace Raphael Varane, he once again let down the blue jersey. And with that, a farewell to Qatar’s hosting of the World Cup. The Munich resident has not been called up since November of last year, but he appeared to have recovered to an elite level at the club. However, his performance tonight once again confirms the gap with the selection.
Far too naive Blues
Didier Deschamps stated it once more, and he will keep it in mind. His Blues have demonstrated inexperience throughout the match, whether it be on a corner in the first period or for the whole match in terms of combat and aggressiveness. In their defense, we were able to determine that many of them did not hold executive positions. Despite this analysis, however, he was lacking in every way that would have allowed him to expect to compete against the semi-finalists of the Euro.
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A Ligue 1 team to finish the game
Didier Deschamps was obliged to make changes on Sunday evening because coaching needs a lot of resources, therefore he was already short on those resources. To finish the game with a team that is far too experimental to exist (Areola – Clauss, Pavard, Upamecano, Badiashile, Treffert – Fofana, Tchouaméni – Kolo Muani, Mbappé, Nkunku), and try to save face in the process. There came a point where we even questioned whether or not it was the return of pick A’.