No time to breathe for the Blues. If they are already qualified for Euro 2024 and even guaranteed to finish at the top of their group before facing Greece, Tuesday (8:45 p.m.), in Athens, in a match without stakes, Didier's players Deschamps is preparing seriously. The day after their historic success against Gibraltar (14-0) on Saturday, they trained at the Allianz Riviera in Nice this Sunday, at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday's starters remained in the room, carrying out recovery work under the guidance of the medical staff. Entering in the 19th minute following the premature exit of the injured Warren Zaire-Emery, Youssouf Fofana was one of them. Two exceptions: Jonathan Clauss and the regional player Jean-Clair Todibo worked on the Aiglons lawn for a clean-up with the Blues physical trainer Cyril Moine. Remember that “WZE”, injured in the ankle on Saturday, left the rally.
The other 11 players were entitled to “an intensive session”, as reported by the French Football Federation (FFF), with on the menu “invigorating warm-up with ball, technical mastery work and toro” for the field players , with Guy Stéphan, while Alphonse Areola and Brice Samba worked with Franck Raviot, the goalkeeper coach. Then, all these beautiful people performed “a reduced game after technical sequences in front of the goal”.
Continuation of the program? The French team will head to the Greek capital on Monday, with training scheduled for 5 p.m. (French time). A press conference will take place at 4 p.m. Greece-France, a match from the 10th and final day of the qualifiers. Greece is guaranteed to finish third and… will not compete in the Euro.