“What has to happen, will happen”

Benoît Badiashile, who on Thursday night honored his first selection for the Blues against Austria (2-0), says the World Cup is in the back of his mind but he remains focused on this game.

Benoît Badiashile, defender of the Blues, after the win (2-0) against Austria : “I felt very comfortable because my teammates helped me, they all gave me confidence. The coach, before the game, told me to play as he knew how, to try to break lines, to make vertical passes. That’s what I tried to do and it worked. (On whether her legs were trembling a bit) Honestly, no, I tried to ignore all that, to listen to the coach’s instructions.

“The World Cup is in the back of my mind, but I am really focused on this rally.”

(On the role of Varane) He is our captain, he helped me a lot. For a player who makes his first pick, playing a great player like that makes it easier. I am really very happy and I thank him for helping me for this match. (If they talked to Fofana about this premiere) No, not necessarily, we were very focused on what we had to do, on the coach’s instructions. We played like we are used to playing in Monaco. The World Cup is in the back of my mind but I am very focused on this rally and what has to happen will happen. (At the end of the match) The coach came to congratulate me on my first selection, the players too, I’m very happy. » S. Bu., at the Stade de France

Aurélien Tchouaméni, Blues midfielder, at the M6 ​​microphone: “We really wanted to show another side, we all wanted to show our true value. The conditions were not optimal, but once you are in the field, there is nothing that is important. (With Fofana) It went very well for me, the complementarity we have was noticeable, I’m happy for him. I continue to work daily and we will see what the future holds. »

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