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Deschamps Combine Benzema And Giroud To Fill Ribery’s Void

Deschamps Combine Benzema And Giroud To Fill Ribery’s Void

Franck Ribery’s injury is a big blow to France, but the genius Didier Deschamps has already found the antidote to the injury’s curse.

 

In an epic and successful attempt to fill the void that Ribery left Deschamps decided to include two (2) of its talismanic striker, Karim Benzema and Oliver Giroud in a pre-world cup friendly against Jamaica.

 

The pairing of the two poachers was not the first. Benzema and Giroud have already played together under the 4-4-2 system. Yet, the two hardly delivered the expected results. But a little tweak made a huge difference. With Benzema pushed to the left and Giroud occupying the center, the duo was simply unstoppable. This tandem paved way for France to thrash their opponent with eight (8) points while keeping a clean sheet.

 

Benzema was not at ease with the position at first. However, as what the results showed, it gave him more opportunities. He netted twice in the said match, whilst Giroud delivered a goal. He (Benzema) also acknowledged the good chemistry that he and Giroud has.

 

But Benzema is not the only one impressed with the said tactic, Yohan Cabaye also praised the duo’s performance on the pitch. Cabaye stressed that the squad needs to “give them good service” in order to capitalize on the strength of these poachers and win more world cup matches.

 

Meanwhile, despite the big win, Deschamps emphasized that the victory should be “put into perspective” instead of being used as proof of their world cup strength. He mentioned that the match does not give them an “insurance” during their first world cup match.

 

Although Deschamps downplayed speculations of France’s possibility of clinching the silverware, he nonetheless, acknowledged the great show presented by his players.

 

Image Source:  Sporting Life

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