Bleus squad’s fringe members excelling at Russia 2018, despite the fact that Djibril Sidibe and Florian Thauvin presently can’t seem to perceive any activity with France at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, yet they remain as inspired as ever and very much mindful of the part they need to play.
It was just a couple of short weeks prior that Monaco right-back Sidibe appeared to set for a beginning spot in Russia. Inconvenient damages, combined with some excellent performances by Benjamin Pavard have seen him dripping pecking order nonetheless, in the France squad.
Moreover, Florian Tristan Mariano Thauvin, a French Olympique de Marseille winger compares himself with a same position to Sidibe that actually not a surprise given the solid competition for sports and his status as a new entry in the squad.
Thauvin has been excelling in the trainings by scoring a hat-trick in the 11-0 defeat second string of Spartak Moscow’s U-19 side, a day after France won hard-battle 1-0 against Peru.
Djibril Sidibe said smiling, “I’m happy to be at the World Cup. When you’re training every day with players of this quality, you really progress. The coach makes his choices. We talk about it among ourselves, we motivate each other and we try to do as well as we can.”
“Obviously I want to play and get out on the pitch; that’s what I’m here for,” said Thauvin. “I’m giving my all but it’s tough to get a place. It’s my job to lighten the atmosphere in the squad. It’s also up to us to help the first-choice players to relax, to motivate and support them.”