The UEFA Nations League tournament has concluded its final match. The French national team won this tournament after defeating the Spanish national team in the final.
On the other hand, Italy was able to come out as third winner while Belgium had to settle for fourth position after losing the match for third place before the France vs Spain final match began.
Spain and France went through various obstacles that were quite long and tiring, until finally Le Bleus was able to beat La Roja with a narrow score of 2-0 in this meeting. The two winning goals from France were scored by their deadly duo, Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema, while Spain could only provide one goal through Mikel Oyarzabal.
The victory from Didier Deschamps’ squad is not far from the players who really stand out in this game, both in attack and defense.
We have summarized at least five of the best players who became a blessing for France in winning the UEFA Nations League this time. Anyone? Here’s the list below.
The strong defense of Les Bleus is one factor in him being in the back line. He successfully locked the movement of several Spanish strikers along with Kimpembe and Varane.
However, when Varane was injured, Upamecano, who replaced him, played poorly and often released players, as a result France conceded first in the 64th minute through Mikel Oyarzabal.
Jules Kunde was able to prove his class throughout the game by playing well, despite Varane’s injury. He is able to provide deadly tackles and excellent interceptions as a center back from France.
Theo, who returned to playing on the left wing, was able to tear apart the Spanish defense and almost scored the first goal in the 63rd minute, but it was missed after his powerful shot hit the crossbar.
His original position as left-back is also able to maintain his defensive game well, being able to make clean tackles and promote attacks from Spain.
Thanks to his presence, Kylian Mbappe and Benzema were able to provide a strong attack, besides that the back line was also not too tired in facing the onslaught of the Spanish national team’s attack in the early morning match. He also contributed to Kylian Mbappe’s final goal which ensured France’s win over Spain.
France, which Kante did not attend due to Covid-19, Didier Deschamps was still able to make a very solid play as a defensive midfielder with Aurélien Tchouaméni.
He was able to provide passes and deadly passes for Benzema and Mbappe who became the main spearheads for Les Bleus.
Pogba is also not lazy to participate in defense with the defenders and makes Didier Deschamps’ squad able to play stable in attack and defense thanks to the presence of this Manchester United midfielder.
Benzema scored another goal that could help save his team from defeat. This time he managed to score an equalizer after using a pass from Kylian Mbappe.
He scored the goal in the 66th minute, when he, who was in the right corner, was able to give a curling shot towards the goal which Unai Simon could not deny.
In addition to scoring goals, he is also very dangerous by being the main duet with Kylian Mbappe, both of them seem to already have very unified chemistry and several times the presence of Benzema who is able to provide passes and shooting can endanger Unai Simon’s goal.
Kylian Mbappe proved his quality as a young player who is already at the level of a world-class player thanks to his game in this match.
Together with Benzema who accompanied him on the attack line, Mbappe was able to look slick by scoring a winning goal in the 80th minute.
Several times Mbappe and Benzema were able to provide each other with passes that endangered Unai Simon’s goal, both of them also contributed to the victory after each scoring one goal.
Mbappe, who is with France, seems different and plays more freely, unlike him who plays under pressure with PSG. Mbappe was able to do fast sprints and several shots towards goal which greatly endangered Unai Simon thanks to this goal, he deserves to be called a hero of the French national team.