Special correspondent in Dortmund
The implementation of match eve did not reveal all its truths. If he was lined up in the team of probable starters on Monday on the magnificent lawn of Signal Iduna Park, Kylian Mbappé will finally be a substitute against Germany (9 p.m.) in a friendly this Tuesday. After a pre-season marked by his exclusion from Paris SG and a strong return with the first team, the captain of the Blues reported to the staff of the French team a slight discomfort in his knee . Eager not to take any risks with his best player, Didier Deschamps therefore placed him on the bench for the kick-off in Dortmund.
Next Friday, Kylian Mbappé must continue with Paris SG for the resumption of Ligue 1, before the start of the Champions League on Tuesday against Dortmund at the Parc des Princes. Aware of the colossal pace required of the players, the coach considers it unnecessary to take risks for an international friendly match, even if the prospect of challenging the Mannschaft on home soil leaves no one indifferent. In total, six changes are made in the starting team compared to the one which started against Ireland last Thursday at the Parc des Princes (2-0).
In the rest of the Blues' starting lineup, Randal Kolo Muani and Kingsley Coman are lined up as expected, while Antoine Griezmann will make his 80th consecutive selection and should play in support of PSG's new scorer. The Blues will be structured in 4-4-2, with Adrien Rabiot on the left side and Aurélien Tchouaméni and Eduardo Camavinga will form a duo that Real Madrid likes.
In defense, Théo Hernandez (who should take advantage of the presence of Rabiot on his side to dive a little further behind the German defense) moves back on the left with Benjamin Pavard on the right. In the axis, William Saliba will form the pair with Jean-Clair Todibo, Dayot Upamecano also being preserved. Mike Maignan being faithful to the goalkeeper position.
The eleven of the France team against Germany: Maignan - Pavard, Saliba, Todibo, T. Hernandez - Coman, Tchouaméni, Camavinga, Rabiot - Griezmann (cap), Kolo Muani.