Corentin Tolisso and France secured their second ever World Cup title with a 4-2 win over Croatia on Sunday, capping off what’s been a thoroughly entertaining tournament. Tolisso came on as a substitute in the 73rd minute for Blaise Matuidi and held his own for the final 17 minutes of the match, plus stoppage time. Although it is his compatriots Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, and Kylian Mbappe who will be receiving the bulk of the praise, Tolisso had a solid tournament; playing his part well when called upon by Didier Deschamps.
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge took the time to congratulate Tolisso and France on their incredible achievement, recognizing that the midfielder has reached the “summit” of world football (via FCBayern.com):
I’d like to pass on heartfelt congratulations to our player Corentin Tolisso on behalf of everybody at FC Bayern München for winning the 2018 World Cup. We’re all really happy for Coco for reaching the summit of world football with France. I think France were the best team at the World Cup in Russia and Corentin Tolisso made a considerable contribution over the course of the whole tournament.
Of France’s seven matches in Russia, Tolisso played a part in five of them, and quite arguably had his best performance in the 2-0 win over Uruguay in the quarter-finals, recording an assist and winning the free-kick that lead to Raphael Varane’s goal off of Griezmann’s set piece. He recorded 80 minutes in that match before being subbed off for Steven Nzonzi.
Upon Tolisso’s return to Munich, Rummenigge added, Bayern will be sure to give him a proper reception when he reports for training at Säbener Strasse in a few week’s time:
FC Bayern are proud of having a current World Cup winner in Corentin Tolisso. We [Bayern Munich] will give Tolisso a fitting reception in Munich on his return from a well-deserved break.
As an added bonus, Tolisso kept a streak alive for Bayern Munich. There have now been 10 consecutive World Cup finals in which a Bayern player has been involved, stretching all the way back to the 1982 final at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain.
July 10th; remember the date, folks:
Corentin Tolisso:— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 10, 2018
10 July 2017: Unveiled as new Bayern player
10 July 2018: Reaches World Cup final
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