The France team took a hard blow in his debut within the Olympic Games, as they fell in a resounding way against Mexico and hung a 4-1 on the scoreboard that left many of their players in question.
After a very poor defensive display of the French team, without ideas in front and with a Florian Thauvin gone and slow, André-Pierre Gignac it was erected as the only hope of carrying out the commitment, although in the end it was not enough.
At the end of the meeting, Gignac offered a few words about the development of the party and according to Alberto Lati, Mexican correspondent for Fox Sports on Tokyo, the captain of the national team was spent in praise and briefly explained why they took the game with authority.
“” Mexico deserved much more. It was more aggressive. It laid more eggs. It played better ””
– André-Pierre Gignac at the Olympic Games
This was just one of the several details that the Tigres footballer left after falling on the first day of the Olympic Games, because despite his controversial statements prior to the match, the French forward always addressed the Mexican delegation on the field with respect.
Even at the time of scoring the penalty, Gignac made a sign of apology and did not celebrate the score, in a synonym of gratitude towards Mexico after his six years living in the Aztec country, where he became a legend of Tigres.
Also, at the end of the game, Gignac served as a respectful captain and went to greet each of the members of the Mexican team, whom he congratulated for the good game they played.
The next game to play André-Pierre with France will be next July 25 before the selection of South Africa. The schedule will also be at 3:00 in the morning, in Mexico City time.
On the other hand, Mexico will face Japan the same day, but the commitment will be at 6:00 in the morning, in central Mexico time, where in case of winning he would seal his pass to the next phase of the tournament.
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