Ibrahima Konate made a strong impression on French media to Liverpool star’s World Cup semi-final display
France is in the World Cup championship game because Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate helped them get there.
Wednesday was the semi-final match between France and Morocco. The Reds star was chosen to start for Les Bleus.
Didier Deschamps’ team beat the Atlas Lions by a score of 2-0, and Konate helped France keep a clean sheet.
The center defender for Anfield was a member of France’s roster for all three of their group games in Qatar.
Following that, he was substituted out of the games against Poland and England before making his way back into the field against Morocco in place of Dayot Upamecano.
‘How can we get him out of the XI?’
The French press liked everything they saw from Liverpool’s star player.
Foot Mercato gave Konate 7.5 out of 10 for his performance that night, which means he did a great job.
They said that as soon as he replaced Upamecano, who was sick, the Liverpool player set the tone by physically beating up his opponents.
In the 31st minute, it was said of him that he “cuts this trajectory nicely in front of En-Nesyri,” and in the 43rd minute, it was said that he “made a great tackle on Hakimi” and “returned the two crosses from Ziyech” (50th).
“A small mistake in judgment that could have been avoided” (45th), but he held the house for a long time while the French boat was rocking.
“An extremely high level of performance.”
In the meantime, Konate got a score of 7 out of 10 from Goal France.
They said that the Liverpool defender who started in place of Upamecano showed an amazing level of calm.
The leader of the Moroccan forces said, “He was responsible for many decisive actions. He stopped the Moroccan offensives perfectly, which showed that we could trust him.”
And Eurosport gave Konate an 8.5 out of 10 because he was so good.
They began by saying, “He joined the XI with a lot of confidence.”
On Wednesday, he did everything he could to stop the Moroccans who were determined to get around him.
“The young center defender stopped a lot of bad things from happening, but we will remember his sliding tackle in front of Hakimi (in the 44th minute) and his help in front of En-Nesyri in particular” (54th).
The Blues were able to stay in the game because he gave them strength and calmness.
Giroud did a good job with the 45 meters he had to work with. Overall, this is a very good game.
In short,… How could we ever take his name off the list of eleven?
Two French stars missed the celebration after ‘easy win’ for a ‘crɑzy-ridiculous’ reason
Two French players had to take a drug test, which meant they couldn’t take part in the team’s final celebration.
After beating Morocco in the semifinals of the 2022 World Cup, a “dark horse” team, France qualified to play Argentina in the final. Les Bleus, the French national team, has made it to the final of the world championship for the past two years in a row. They won the championship in 2018.
Even so, something happened that made it hard for the French team to fully celebrate winning the championship match. RMC Sports says that Jules Kounde and Ibrahima Konate were not allowed to celebrate the win with their teammates in the locker room.
The couple had to take a dr.ug test because of how well they played against Morocco. Kounde looks very angry in the video. The player then yelled in anger, “In reality, nothing is changing. “really stupid”
Theo Hernandez did a great job attacking during the recent 2-0 win over Morocco, and Kounde did a good job defending on the other wing. At this year’s World Cup, France kept a clean sheet for the first time when Barca’s center-back broke up the ball right before the goal line in the 90+4th minute.
Konate, who played with Varane in this game, did not let coach Deschamps or Les Bleus fans down. The 23-year-old player kept his cool and kept making smart cuts to keep the Moroccan team from getting good chances.
Opta says that during the 2022 World Cup, Konate made an average of 6.9 tackles and interceptions every 90 minutes. Compared to players who have started three or more times, more. Also, the French midfielder won 95% of his disagreements (21 out of 22), which is more than any other player in the competition who had 10 or more disagreements.
Because Kounde and Konate did so well in the tournament, the organizers may have wondered if they used drugs. But Kounde’s answer as he was leaving the test room showed that he and his juniors wouldn’t have any trouble and would soon be able to celebrate with the rest of their team.