French player ratings: Man United & Spurs stars score low as well as Olivier Giroud [L’Equipe]

France striker Olivier Giroud
France striker Olivier Giroud

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.

L'Equipe player ratings
L’Equipe player ratings