ARSENAL defender William Saliba was branded the “main loser” following France’s 2-1 defeat to Germany.
The 22-year-old started in defence for Les Bleus alongside Jean-Clair Todibo at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday.
Saliba was branded the ‘main loser’ by a Eurosport journalistRex
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Although France went into the game as heavy favourites, they failed to get a result against managerless Germany.
An 89th minute strike from Antoine Griezmann offered Didier Deschamps’ side a glimmer of hope, but it was too little too late for France.
Deschamps and his team were heavily criticised for the performance, with Saliba one of the main focal points.
Eurosport journalist Martin Mosnier said: “Tonight, Saliba was not good. He justifies a bit the lack of trust from Didier Deschamps.
“There are others too, but if I had to pick the main loser, it would be William Saliba.”
Meanwhile, Get French Football News rated both Saliba and Todibo a three for their respective performances.
Despite his display for France on Tuesday, Saliba has enjoyed a successful start to the season with Arsenal.
He has started all four Premier League games for the Gunners so far, including the recent 3-1 win over Manchester United.
Arsenal return to action on Sunday when they face Everton at Goodison Park.