France’s attack has not clicked at all at Euro 2024. Will it matter?

Didier Deschamps is haunted by 3-3 draws at Euro 2020 and the last World Cup. He does not mind winning ugly

By Eric Devin for Get French Football News

France went into Euro 2024 as pre-tournament favourites. Their squad is both deep and decorated, with many Champions League winners and a raft of players who won the World Cup in 2018. Their manager has been here before too, winning the Euros as a player in 2000 and leading his team to the final of Euro 2016.

Their defence has looked the part in Germany. Despite having no major tournament experience, Mike Maignan has been perhaps the standout goalkeeper. In the back four, William Saliba has been imperious since taking over a starting role, and the full-backs — Theo Hernández on the left and Jules Koundé on the right – have also exceeded expectations. Koundé, who plays more often as a centre-back with Barcelona, has been a more-than-convincing attacking threat, and Hernández, often seen as defensively slipshod, has been impressively disciplined.

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