Starting their World Cup 2018 campaign with a hard fought win over Australia, France will be aiming for another three points when they face up Peru this Thursday, though Didier Deschamp’s side also keen on putting on a better performance.
There’s a mix of feeling on Les Blues camp following their victory over the Socceroos as despite delighted with the three points, there’s still some concern with their unconvincing display from the team.
That situation prompted several questions towards Deschamps, on whether he will keep the starting line up he put out against Australia or mix in more senior players to shake things up.
Although Peru suffered a defeat on their opening game against Denmark, Les Blues acknowledge that the South American won’t be an easy opponent as they actually played pretty well on their first group game.
Meanwhile, Los Incas themselves are certainly desperate for three points to keep their hope of advancing into the knock out stage alive.
Although they will be facing a multi talented squad such as France, Peru won’t be feeling any fear and simply planning to play their own game just like what they did against Denmark.
However, head coach, Ricardo Gareca might consider playing their star forward, Paolo Guerrero, from the start and asking his players to play with calmer attitude.
Probable starting line up:
France: Hugo Lloris(g); Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Hernandez; Paul Pogba, Ngolo Kante, Blaise Matuidi; Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe.
Peru: Pedro Gallese(g); Luis Advincula, Christian Ramos, Alberto Rodriguez, Miguel Trauco, Pedro Aquino, Yoshimar Yotun, Andre Carrillo, Edison Flores, Jefferson Farfan, Paolo Guerrero.