Hernandez, the incredible lucky charm of the Blues

Lucas Hernandez seems to act like a real talisman on the men of Didier Deschamps. So much so that the Bavarian defender follows in the footsteps of… Jocelyn Angloma.

Trapped by Finland at the Stade de France (0-2), Wednesday, the Blues had regained their superb, Saturday, in Lisbon. The team chosen by Didier Deschamps for the shock against Portugal certainly had nothing to do with the one aligned three days earlier since the French coach had made ten changes, alone Paul pogba linking the two meetings.

This great upheaval allowed the Blues to find in the defensive sector a face very close to that displayed during the World Cup in Russia with Hugo Lloris in the goals, Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez on the sides, Raphaël Varane in central hinge and finally the N’Golo Kanté-Paul Pogba tandem for recovery. Only Samuel Umtiti was missing in favor of Presnel Kimpembe.

The series continues …

In the left lane of the defense, Lucas Digne therefore give way to Lucas Hernandez, who honored on this occasion his 21st selection for the French team. And if after a first period of high flight, both offensive and defensive, the Bavarian was more sorrowful in the second half, coming close to causing a penalty in the dying minutes of the game, he has none. no less actively participated in the success of the Blues (1-0).

Enough to extend his incredible series in selection. The former Madrilenian has indeed still not lost a single match with the French team in competition. With 16 matches in official competition without defeat, the native of Marseille is second only to Jocelyn Angloma, who has not lost any of his 21 matches in competition.