Aligned against Gibraltar on Saturday during the defeat of the France team (14-0), Kingsley Coman took the opportunity to score his 7th and 8th goals for his 54th selection. For the Bayern striker, “the goal was for everyone to be able to score”.
A shower of goals and a record. As a demonstration, the French team made short work of Gibraltar (14-0) on Saturday in Nice, signing the biggest success in its history to secure top seed status at Euro 2024.
“It’s a record that will remain”
Faced with one of the weakest nations on the planet, 198th in the Fifa rankings, the Blues held their own. With first a csc from the unfortunate Ethan Santos (3rd), then goals from Marcus Thuram (4th), Warren Zaire-Emery (16e), Kylian Mbappé (30e, 74e, 82e), Jonathan Clauss (34e), Kingsley Coman (36e, 65e), Youssouf Fofana (37e), Adrien Rabiot (63e), Ousmane Dembélé (73e) et Olivier Giroud (88e, 90e+1).
“It’s my first time, we’ve already seen scores with Bayern (8-0 against Darmstadt at the end of October, for example) but never this many, it’s a record that I hope will remain,” commented Kingsley Coman, author of his 7th and 8th goals for his 54th selection. “There were a lot of records and new things today, with Warren’s (Zaire-Emery) first goal, a big victory, my two goals… It’s a great evening. The goal was that everyone can score, it’s the kind of match that’s good for the stats,” added the 27-year-old striker.
“We must not trivialize even if we were facing a team which was weaker and reduced to ten, also insisted Didier Deschamps. We did everything to make the score important. This is the ambition of this team, beyond ensuring we are seeded at the Euro. There are always higher demands and it’s good that the players meet these challenges almost every time.” This correction at the Allianz Riviera erases the 10-0 inflicted on Azerbaijan in 1995 at Auxerre.