Energetic, disciplined and young national team of France won the World Cup on Sunday with a 4-2 victory against Croatia. Although, despite the unconditional success, there was still a feeling that the Didier Deschamps’ outstanding young team could play even more better.
With crucial talent 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe, who has become the second ever youngest scorer in a World Cup final, and the second youngest squad in the tournament, this triumph could be the beginning of an unforgettable era for French football.
Deschamps was heavily criticized for boring football two years ago when France lost to Portugal in the final of Euro-2016 in Paris, but now his detractors will keep mouth shut.
While he has remained a coach who aims to create a strong organizational structure, this time he had the additional trumps such as speedy Mbappe, smart Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud, who brilliantly plays positionally.
France – is a fully modern team with technically equipped young players, an excellent identity and without obvious weaknesses.
France won at the expense of an opponent’s own goal, a penalty awarded using the VAR system, as well as two classy goals by Paul Pogba and Mbappe in the second half.
With experience, gained at this tournament, his incredible skills Mbappe would become even bigger threat at the 2022 European Championship.
The relative youth of the French national team is not a guarantee of their further success, and they will need to demonstrate the same discipline of excellence that Croatia have shown throughout this tournament.