Qatar 2022: Revolution among the Blues?

Five months before the World Cup in Qatar, Hugo Lloris no longer appears indisputable to many observers. Blame it on a Mike Maignan who is pushing harder and harder.

It is obviously difficult to see in Didier Deschamps’ decision to start Mike Maignan, Monday, against Croatia any clue for the future. The tricolor coach has indeed made no less than ten changes compared to the match against Denmark. The trip to Split did not offer the opportunity to judge the former Lille on parts while several voices have been raised for several weeks to claim his takeover in the tricolor goals.

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Maignan is clearly above

For his second start, the Lille goalkeeper was to his advantage, being vigilant and trying to reassure a completely new defense. Enough to convince Lionel Charbonnier, under the spell of the Milan doorman. For the 98 world champion, there is little doubt: he is well and truly above Hugo Lloris. “Me, I find that at the moment, yes. He had a great season with AC Milan. The supporters absolutely do not regret Donnarumma who is an excellent goalkeeper and was even voted best goalkeeper of the Euro. But Maignan is clearly above »he thus struck, Monday evening in the After on RMC.

I feel his defense reassured

For the former Auxerrois, the time for the transfer of power has come. “Compared to Lloris, he is starting to have a lot more presence, he is radiant. I feel his defense reassured, he continued. On a face to face against Croatia, I felt reassured Kimpembe. If Kimpembe has to take a hasty action because he doesn’t trust his goalkeeper, he will take a penalty, when there he knows that Maignan is in control. It secures the players on interventions. When you have a guard like that, beaming, you can start questions. Today, I put it in front of Hugo.”

Maignan like Barthez?

And if the two men are in the same mood next fall, Mike Maignan will have to be the goalkeeper of the France team at the World Cup, according to Lionel Charbonnier. “We’ll see in November because a lot can still happen but, if both are going very well, I’ll put Maignan” , he asserted, adding: “He waxed the bench, he learned and watched how we behave in number 1. He grew up behind Hugo, as Fabien (Barthez) had done with Bernard Lama and on the eve of the World Cup, you hear : ‘incumbent goalkeeper: Barthez’.”

Deschamps under the spell

Captain of the France team in 1998, Didier Deschamps will imitate Aimé Jacquet. The former midfielder had only good things to say about the Guyanese. “Mike confirmed everything he did very well with his club, he made decisive saves, it’s very good. I’m lucky to have two very good goalkeepers at my disposal.”he told the press.

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