Germany legend Lothar Matthaus does not believe France have a golden generation despite winning the World Cup for the second occasion this summer. Les Bleus appeared to play in their shadows for much of the global tournament but they nevertheless showed up when it mattered the most to secure another World Cup title.
Writing in his Bild column, Matthaus felt that France were not convincing through the World Cup and they may not establish another golden era moving forward, he penned: “I do not believe that the French will establish an era. The team did not adopt any style or convince with fascinating football. They did not push their opponents to the edge.”