Milan star Theo Hernandez sets incredible World Cup record with France

Milan full back Theo Hernandez provided his second assist of the World Cup in France’s 2-1 win over Denmark, setting an interesting record with Les Bleus.

The 25-year-old Frenchman was initially left on the bench for his nation’s opening game of the tournament against Australia, but was brought on in the first half after his brother Lucas suffered a serious injury. Hernandez immediately impressed on the main stage and provided the assist for Adrien Rabiot’s equaliser, kickstarting his and France’s World Cup in the perfect fashion.

Hernandez followed this up with another assist in France’s 2-1 win over Denmark, setting up Kylian Mbappe’s opening goal with a smooth pass.

As highlighted by Opta Paolo, Hernandez has now become the first defender to have set up goals in back to back games for France at the World Cup, proving his ability on the world stage. 

His contributions will come as no surprise for Milan fans, who have been enjoying the Frenchman’s ability to change a game since his arrival in July 2019. The 25-year-old has scored 22 goals and provided 27 assists in 140 appearances for the club. 

3 Comments on “Milan star Theo Hernandez sets incredible World Cup record with France”

  1. Calling Theo a ‘defender’ is almost an insult. He isn’t a defender. He is an all round footballer.

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