The France team faces Belgium this Thursday in Turin as part of the Final Four of the League of Nations.
Didier Deschamps summoned not one but two Hernandez, Lucas and Théo, to tackle the Final Four of the League of Nations in Italy at the beginning of October. Thursday against Belgium, in half, the coach of Blues could be tempted by a device that gives pride of place to the qualities of the two brothers. The victory against Finland, last month, in the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup (2-0), having obviously given ideas to the French conductor.
« I know which team I would like to field against Belgium, breath Didier Deschamps this Monday at a press conference. It worked well against Finland and it remains an option. I can only be satisfied with this last service in terms of result and content. I’m here anyway to find the best solution for the opponent at the moment. My goal is to create as many problems for him as possible. »
“They don’t have the same profile”
In other words, a system with three axial defenders, plus two elements assigned to the corridors – typically the Belgian configuration – is certainly being studied in the mind of the Bayonne technician, who could thus rely on the Munich Hernandez as on the Milanese Hernandez. « They are two brothers but whom I consider above all as two players. Lucas has this ability to evolve in the axis and on the left side where only Theo plays. They can be brought to evolve together. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that one will push the other to change places », Notes Didier Deschamps.
« Lucas is also very good as a side, adds the boss of the Blues. But he has a more central training position and where he plays more at the moment with Bayern Munich. They even have different qualities at the left-back position. They don’t have the same profile. But I am not comparing two brothers. I am comparing two players. “So you might as well compare them at the same time in the field …