France draw with Belarus
Didier Deschamps France side got their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a pretty dreadful start last night, drawing 0-0 away in Belarus.
Seven Premier League stars were in the French starting XI, including Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Moussa Sissoko and Olivier Giroud.
Runners-up at this summer’s European Championship, France struggled to break down a stubborn Belarus defence.
L’Equipe offer harsh player ratings
French newspaper L’Equipe came down hard on some of the Premier League stars, including a ‘4’ for new Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko.
Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial each received a ‘5’ – “Pogba was not bad, just average”, wrote the French journalist.
The ver-reliable Laurent Koscielny received a respectable ‘7’ but his Arsenal teammate Olivier Giroud was awarded a ‘4’ after missing a glorious opportunity.
Check out the L’Equipe player ratings in full below.