Maignan, the stop that validates his takeover with the Blues
Author of an exceptional parade at the end of the match, Mike Maignan received the praise of his partners… and adversaries after the success of the Blues in Ireland (0-1).
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“Amazing! I saw her in goal. It came out of nowhere… Exceptional!” Ibrahima Konaté is not one to hide when he faces the microphones and his reaction when commentingthe stop of Mike Maignan at the very end of the match against Ireland proves it once again. All the Blues interviewed before leaving Dublin on Monday evening hailed the fabulous parade of their doorman, synonymous with a clean sheet and a success snatched at the last second.
“He makes a great save, he’s the man of the match“Admits, handsome player, striker Benjamin Pavard. ” I’m not necessarily surprised because I know the qualities of Mikehe has shown it since he is in selection, adds, Aurélien Tchouaméni, placid. Now he has the opportunity to demonstrate it as a starter, it’s good for the France team.” At a press conference, Stephen Kenny, also congratulated the doorman of AC Milan, qualifying his gesture “incredible and exceptional“.
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Opinion shared by Didier Deschamps, happy to be able to count on such a doorman as a successor to Hugo Lloris. A real luxury. And above all a fabulous chance for the Blues. “It is an exceptional stop. I’m not surprised because I know what Mike is capable of, point to the coach. He has all the qualities, the stature and the mind because he is a leader. Through the penalties he saved, but especially that shot which is worth more than the penalty (stopped against the Netherlands)… I had no doubts or uncertainty about his transfer of power with Hugo (Lloris). When he’s in full possession of his means, it’s at a very high level.»