The French team, Didier Deschamps : “The criticism, I accept it”

Criticized after the defeat of the French team in Sweden (1-2), Didier Deschamps has responded to critics who have pointed the finger its over-cautiousness.

Didier Deschamps has given a broad interview to the daily L’equipe in which he responds to criticism, and in particular those after the defeat of the French team in Sweden (1-2), last Friday. Pointed the finger to his reluctance, the coach of the Blue responds : “what is It, chilly ? A player compared to another ? (Ousmane) Dembélé compared to Sissoko ? I do not think so. I take account of the profile of the game, the animation offensive that we want to put in place. As Dimitri (Payet), and Antoine (Griezmann), which are very important and can make the difference at a glance, have been below what they are capable of doing in that game, yes. In the collective expression, in the animation offensive, we would have probably been more dangerous if they had been better. But it is also related to the participation of our side, a little too shy. After that, there was Moussa. It’s not going to play in a register that is not hers. But its presence in this kind of games contributes to a necessary balance.”

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Even so, Didier Deschamps takes. “The criticism, I accept it. I argue when I want to. I’m not trying to justify myself. When I select a player more than another, it is because I have arguments internally, that we can’t see outside, which lead me to decide as well. The result gives me right or wrong, then. In Sweden, the scenario account. Finally, the result gives me wrong. I agree, there is no worry”, said the coach habs.

“Everyone can have his opinion and express it, I have no problem with it. We have an environment around the team is fabulous, with fans and demonstrate a lot of affection, support. The link is woven, it is strong. In Rennes (against Paraguay, 5-0, on June 2), Sweden, at the Stade de France (against England, Tuesday), it was fabulous. The French are behind the team. We, one realizes it.”

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