- Oct 19, 2004
I don't know why, he skanked that result against Brazil who were by far the better side, both tactically and in a footballing sense.Martinez was rightly praised in his previous match, but he should be criticised here.
It really is tragic to watch. Two finals in row playing such insipid football. France have some fantastic footballers (I said at the start of this that IMO they have the best team there) in all areas and they even have great balance of skills that go together beautifully, but Deschamps just has them playing no discernible style of football. They just stand off and wait for the opposition to give them the ball. When they do they can play some lovely stuff, but they should be filleting teams set up like Martinez had Belgium set up tonight, with almost no left side. And it's like they are playing with a back four of cb's for the use Pavard and Hernande are offensively. And they aren't even brilliant defenders.It's weird, it was like watching Redknapp vs Keegan tactically.
Martinez is such a muppet, just so typical, how you can set up like that and take the chance of giving Mbappe all that pitch, if Deschamps had this team playing some kind of pro-active football, they'd have punished that Belgian set up, as it was, even playing well within themselves France had all the chances, because Martinez just can't manage the defensive side of the game at all. No left side, Chadli RWB, fucking Fellani and Dembele bouncing about like a pair dodgems driven by drunken grannies.