Lucas Hernandez’s Injury: The defenders’ injury has been one of the talking points of the France vs Australia FIFA World Cup game. The reigning champions France started their FIFA World Cup campaign brilliantly with a 4-1 win against Australia at Al Janoub Stadium on Wednesday.
Kylian Mbappe, Oliver Giroud, and Adrien Rabiot were among the goals for France during the opening FIFA World Cup game.
Atletico Madrid’s Antonie Griezmann also featured during the game but failed to find the back of the net. However, all this was overshadowed by the season-ending injury to Lucas Hernandez.
France dominated the Socceroos throughout the game, enjoying 63 percent of ball possession. They also had 23 shots on goal, as compared to Australia’s four. Lucas Hernandez’s injury has been the only negative for France vs Australia game.
Lucas Hernandez injury: FIFA World Cup injury put question marks over France defender’s career
According to a French publication, L’Equipe, France defender Lucas Hernandez considered retiring from football following his ACL injury during a FIFA World Cup game. However, his mother convinced him to continue his career.
Lucas Hernandez’s injury has ruled him out for the rest of the FIFA World Cup campaign. He was replaced by brother Theo Hernandez during the France vs Australia game. Theo is expected to keep his place in Les Blues’ starting XI for the rest of the tournament.
Lucas Hernandez has established himself as among the most talented left-backs in the world since joining Bayern Munich from Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window of 2019.
He has played 107 games (in all competitions) for the Bavarians so far, registering two goals and 10 assists. Hernandez won
According to a report by SportBILD, Lucas Hernandez’s injury hasn’t made any impact on Bayern Munich’s plans to renew his contract. They are likely to offer him a new deal, with his current contract at the Allianz Arena set to expire at the end of next season.
Matthijs de Ligt reacts to Lucas Hernandez’s injury
The Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt is sorry to see France defender Lucas Hernandez enduring an ACL injury during the FIFA World Cup game.
Speaking to the media, he said: “It’s sad news and a big pity for him, as well as for us teammates and our team as a whole. He’s an important player for us. I’ve already contacted Lucas and wished him a speedy recovery. I really hope he recovers well,”.