France crew: Blues notes at EuroBasket

Bizarre Euro basically, but additionally for Blues. With out stabilizers Nando De Colo and Nicolas BatumWe questioned if, after a fragile preparation, France would have the ability to preserve its rank. And between the group stage for AC, two wonders within the eighth and quarterfinal, the present within the semi-final then new Spanish lesson In conclusion, we will say that the tricolor face was very shocking.

In any case, it is a new silver medal for Vincent Collet and his troupe. A steel that was each irritating as this Spanish band appeared catchy and satisfying in gentle of the band’s origins and profile.

As a result of with so many wonders on the sphere and an actual lack of “two-way gamers” as France appears to have an offensive or defensive profile, reaching the finals was already excellent news …

A glance again on the performances of the 12 gamers within the squad, in addition to their coach Vincent Collet.


Guerschon Yabusele
14.8 factors at 55% of which 47% at 3 factors | 3.8 fundraising | 2.0 runs | +5 to +/-
28 minutes on common from 8 video games

He’s by far the strongest French in Euro. After irritating years within the NBA, the “Dancing Bear” was reborn in Europe and proved on this competitors the impression it could have in FIBA ​​basketball.

Because the retirement of Boris Diaw and Florent Pietrus, France has been in search of a 4-position stabilizer. Due to his capability to shoot from distance, but additionally play his again to the circle, Guerschon Yabusele gives a welcome array of choices for Vincent Collet who has not hesitated to compare him to Charles Barkley.

Nonetheless, because the coach repeated, the Actual Madrid participant, however, has to keep away from a wait-and-see angle, in order to not develop into too straightforward a goal for the opposing protection. So he appeared tense within the finals initially of the sport, then relaxed to reconnect with the Blues. In any case, his match is totally profitable, and on the age of 26 he has every little thing to be the chief of The Blues in future competitions.

Terry Tarpey
5.4 factors for 63% of which 50% for 3 factors | 4.3 collections | 1.6 passes | +10.9 to +/-
20 minutes on common from 9 video games

A giant (and good) shock for this match. Nobody noticed it undergo the “reduce” when Vincent Collet introduced his first prolonged group, however the Franco-American completely slipped into the “3 & D” pores and skin that the Blues have come to count on. It was Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot who logically ought to have assumed the function within the absence of Nicolas Batum, however Terry Tarpey rapidly proved to be a lot safer and more practical in stabilizing the crew.

Its statistical impression does not likely pay tribute to its actions. As a result of between his defensive vitality and his will to rebound, he has performed a number of good for the Blues and it’s no coincidence that he has the perfect +/- within the group.


Rudy Gobert
12.8 factors at a 65% transition | 9.8 rebounds | 1.2 in opposition to | +9.3 to +/-
27 minutes on common in 9 video games

Present in the top five of the competitionRudy Gobert as soon as once more confirmed his strengths and limitations. His forte, in fact, is that this insane capability to intimidate, and his ever-menacing presence within the circle to reclaim beneficial donations. Thus, the Turkish and Italian wonders bear their mark, and the id of the French crew usually is determined by their capability to set the tone of protection and put their hand to the sport.

Solely within the closing, Spain clearly outlined its boundaries, forcing it to play the function of the second creator within the pick-and-roll. Placing within the footwear of Draymond Inexperienced or Boris Diaw, Rudy Gobert rapidly confirmed his difficulties on the pitch, shedding balls and never approaching the circle. It is a new lesson for Axis, pissed off at failing to punish Sergio Scariolo’s technique.

Thomas Heurtel
10.4 factors for 51% of which 46% for 3 factors | 2.4 assortment | 7.1 waveforms | +0.0 to +/-
25 minutes on common from 9 video games

Within the absence of Nando De Colo, Vincent Collet clearly lacked a creator, and on popping out of the pick-and-roll, the sport was distributed virtually solely by Thomas Heurtel. Underneath these circumstances, we anticipated loads from the previous Actual Madrid who clearly did their job, particularly in opposition to Italy within the quarter-finals.

The smuggler, but additionally the shooter punishing the protection of “Squadra azzurra”, gave us a giant thorn in our course. Once more the Spaniards made no mistake by placing a number of stress on him within the closing, even taking out the field to chop it off as he was in all probability the one one who may launch the offensive machine. Underneath these circumstances, he begins knitting loads once more, shedding effectivity in his sport. Then again, defensively it’s all the time difficult and due to this fact usually more practical as a sixth participant for the Blues.

Evan Fournier
15.3 factors with 40% success, together with 34% success with 3 factors | 2.9 rebounds | 3.0 journeys | +5.8 to +/-
29 minutes on common from 9 video games

The anticipated chief of The Blues, captain within the absence of Batum / De Colo, Evan Fournier had the chance to show that he’s able to be the good boss of the French crew for years to return.

Even so, his match appears to be combined. After all, his offensive affect, each by way of capability to assault the circle and punish from a distance, is important for Vincent Collet’s troops. With the ability to explode by itself and put up opposing protection on the ropes, it should nonetheless use this drive for the companies of its companions and vice versa. His issue in taking part in inside, particularly Crimson Gobert when the defensive stress is build up, or pushing issues by way of when the Blues offensive play takes over, are clear areas of progress.

Like his defensive affect the place he can nonetheless be late or overreacting regularly, forcing him to take dangers and make errors to compensate for it.

Vincent Poirier
5.9 factors with 59% cross fee | 3.1 fundraising | cross 0.8 | -1.4 to +/-
12 minutes on common from 9 video games

The turning level apparently did not have the identical impression as Rudy Gobert, Thomas Heurtel, and Evan Fournier, however his posts had been usually fascinating, particularly in his relationships with different band interiors.

After all, he struggled with groups that performed very offensively, like Germany or Slovenia, however in different matches he introduced good minutes, supporting Rudy Gobert, in a barely totally different register. .


Elie Okobo
4.0 factors at 36% of which 47% at 3 factors | 1.2 reflection | 1.1 transition | -3.9 to +/-
13.2 minutes on common from 9 video games

Difficult match for Elie Okobo who had all his playing cards in hand to develop into an offensive enhance, off the bench, and even in 5 main tournaments for the French crew.

Nonetheless, between Vincent Collet’s quest for an offensive-defensive stability and the difficult finish of the preparations, the Monaco participant got here to the Euro with an entire lack of confidence. Defunct within the first 4 video games, he revived in opposition to Slovenia earlier than falling again in opposition to Turkey. Restored to confidence throughout the semi-final match in opposition to Poland, he introduced the coveted offensive assist in opposition to Spain. Nevertheless it’s too inconsistent.

Andrzej Albicy
1.4 factors with 44% effectivity, together with 33% with 3 factors | 1.1 reflection | 2.2 waveforms | +3.7 to +/-
15.0 minutes on common from 9 video games

A longtime soldier of Vincent Collet, since he was already at Euro 2011 (already in silver with a defeat within the closing in opposition to Spain), Andrew Albicy stays beneficial for his protection and talent to place stress on the opponent’s ball provider. Energetic and subdued, he’s there to sever the snake’s head from the crew reverse.

The issue, and that was the overall drawback with this group, is that their affect on one aspect of the pitch is the alternative of what they’ve on the opposite aspect. As a result of with a median of 1.4 factors in quarter-hour of play, Andrew Albicy had hardly any offensive impression on the Euro, having solely 9 pictures in 9 video games …

Mustafa’s fall
3.1 factors at 64% cross fee | 2.6 assortment | 0.6 in opposition to | -3.3 to +/-
9.7 minutes on common from 8 video games

Talked about on the final minute, once we thought the damage would stop him from taking part in, Moustapha Fall did effectively in his run in opposition to Lithuania.

Moreover, if he participated effectively within the demonstration in opposition to Poland, his total contribution to the opposite conferences was very restricted. With issue maintaining with very busy interiors on a defensive stage, and never essentially very efficient on a low put up the place he usually had issue imposing his energy, he introduced little in the long run.

Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot
4.9 factors with 40% success, together with 42% success with 3 factors | 2.4 assortment | 1.1 transition | -4.4 to +/-
17 minutes on common in 9 video games

If Terry Tarpey was a nice shock for the marketing campaign, it was as a result of Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot was an enormous disappointment. Following the current Olympics, he was believed to have the ability to slip into the function of an all-round winger to make up for Nicolas Batum’s absence and stabilize the 5 main.

Besides Vincent Collet was progressively shedding his confidence throughout the preparations to get him out of the 5 main instructions whereas additionally attempting to revive him in some way throughout the group levels. And if he regained his affect and talent in opposition to Turkey and Italy, his finale was in the end the image of his marketing campaign. Coming into the sport early within the second quarter, his compelled cross, which turns into darts for 3 from Dario Brizueli, irritated Vincent Collet, who referred to as him again to the bench to keep away from resuming him from the assembly.

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M’Baye Math
6.0 factors for 50% of which 47% for 3 factors | 1.2 assortment | 1.3 cross | +0.7 to +/-
quarter-hour on common from 6 video games

It’s tough to evaluate the previous holder of place 4, who was pushed to the top of the bench by the takeover of Guershon Yabusele. Nearly unused within the group stage, it was after the damage of “Merengue” that Amath M’Baye gained some taking part in time which he made fairly good use of. Earlier than returning to the top of the bench.

Theo Maledon
3.7 factors with 27% success, together with 11% with 3 factors | 0.7 reflections | 1.0 transition | +1.0 to +/-
9 minutes on common from 3 video games

For the Oklahoma Metropolis chief, it was much more difficult as Vincent Collet solely really used him in opposition to Germany initially of the competitors, earlier than relinquishing him. Théo Maledon was then entitled to just some minutes in opposition to Hungary after which in opposition to Poland.


Vincent Collet

One other medal for Vincent Collet with the French crew. After silver at Euro 2011, gold at Euro 2013, bronze on the 2014 World Cup, Euro 2015 and the 2019 World Cup, then silver on the 2021 Olympics, right here it’s again in silver to proceed constructing your stunning allure assortment.

Besides that the “Professor” was particularly groping throughout this marketing campaign, multiplying the shifts of the 5 main instructions, desperately looking for a stability between assault and protection, and repeating all through the competitors that shedding the ball will end in a lack of the Blues, with out success. in conveying his message. Within the closing, Sergio Scariolo’s tactical plan was nonetheless too exact and in the end unbreakable for Vincent Collet.

So the journey may (ought to?) Finish within the 1/8 finals and even within the quarter finals for the Blues, and Cedi Osman and Simone Fontecchio’s free kicks had been lacking for The Blues to climb to that considerably sudden silver. a medal once we bear in mind these two conferences. Accordingly, we are going to preserve the outcome first, however work is underway to construct a extra strong offensive fund and a greater offensive-defense stability for the 2023 World Cup and particularly the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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