Deschamps faces difficult choices. Didier Deschamps had chosen to select more strikers than defenders contrary to his usual practice. He is now faced with difficult choices. Hernandez could only play 45 minutes against the Portuguese, never at his usual level, before feeling his knee pain again.
Deschamps faces difficult choices
His substitute Lucas Digne also left after only six minutes of play, with a muscle problem in the thigh that may deprive him of playing. Adrien Rabiot made a very good entry but will probably not be able to play left-back in knockout games.
Clément Lenglet, a pure central defender, does not have enough experience nor the offensive qualities to play at fullback. Jules Koundé, not very good yesterday, offered a penalty to Portugal and tried too little in his lane.