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Didier Deschamps’ decisions under the spotlight despite France's win

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by Skysports.com43 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps has unresolved issues despite win over Australia France edged past Australia 2-1 but Didier Deschamps’ decisions are still under the spotlight, writes Adam Bate. For only the second time since their World Cup win 20 years ago, France kicked off their campaign with three points - but the manner of their 2-1 win over Australia in Kazan was far from convincing....Full Story »

Didier Deschamps: France can do a lot better

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PA20 hits

Didier Deschamps admits France can improve significantly after they scraped a controversial 2-1 victory against Australia in their World Cup opener.Les Bleus benefited from the competition’s first use of video assistant referee technology when they were awarded a debatable second-half penalty, which was converted by Antoine Griezmann.Uruguayan official Andres Cunha initially played on afte...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps defends goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after USA draw

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 by PA19 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps defended Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after his side were held 1-1 by the USA in Lyon.Lloris failed to keep out Julian Green’s shot at his near post, which he appeared to have covered, as the USA took a shock first-half lead with their only attempt on goal.Kylian Mbappe fired home a second-half equaliser, but Les Bleus squandered several other chances and w...Full Story »

France vs USA - Didier Deschamps stands up for Paul Pogba as World Cup nears

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2018 by PA74 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps insists he has “no worries” about the form of Paul Pogba ahead of the World Cup.A lacklustre performance from midfielder Pogba in France’s warm-up friendly against Russia 2018 absentees Italy in Nice last week caused some concern.Samuel Umtiti, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele scored for Les Blues at the Allianz Riviera where Pogba was far from...Full Story »

Deschamps hits out at France crowd after supporters whistle Pogba

Posted Saturday, June 02, 2018 by Goal.com45 hits

Didier Deschamps told France supporters to lower their expectations after Paul Pogba was whistled during a 3-1 friendly defeat of Italy. Although strikes from Samuel Umtiti, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele saw Les Bleus win comfortably in Nice on Friday, some supporters whistled Pogba when he was substituted late in the game. The Manchester United midfielder had a quiet match as a live...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps satisfied with preparations for World Cup

Posted Saturday, June 02, 2018 by PA29 hits

France manager Didier Deschamps said he is satisfied with his side’s preparations for the World Cup after beating Italy 3-1 in a friendly.Samuel Umtiti, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele scored for Les Blues at the Allianz Riviera in Nice with Leonardo Bonucci scoring for the Italians. But Deschamps admits his side still have some work to do before they travel to Russia.“We conce...Full Story »

France vs Italy - Deschamps expects Zidane to be France coach one day

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by PA88 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps fully expects Zinedine Zidane to take charge of Les Bleus one day, but is not letting that prospect distract him from his World Cup mission.Zidane is now a free agent after stepping down as Real Madrid boss just days after leading the Spanish giants to a third successive Champions League title.Deschamps, who along with Zidane helped France win the 1998 World Cup and...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps hails Olivier Giroud after France triumph in friendly

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by PA30 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps saluted striker Olivier Giroud as he matched superstar Zinedine Zidane’s international goals tally ahead of the World Cup finals.The 31-year-old Chelsea hitman struck for the 31st time for his country in a 2-0 friendly victory over the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France to join an exclusive group of players.Deschamps said: “It means that he’...Full Story »

'He's made a huge mistake!' - Deschamps slams Rabiot for France snub

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 by Goal.com82 hits

Adrien Rabiot has made a "huge mistake" in asking to be removed from the standby list for France's World Cup squad, according to coach Didier Deschamps. The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder, who has six caps, was overlooked for the main 23-man selection , with Sevilla's Steven N'Zonzi preferred instead. Rabiot - who previously demonstrated a reluctance to adopt a more deep-lying role for his c...Full Story »

Russia vs France - Deschamps unfazed by defeat to Colombia ahead of Russia friendly

Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by PA89 hits

Didier Deschamps will not allow France’s shock defeat to Colombia to affect his World Cup preparations.Les Bleus let a two-goal lead slip away as they lost 3-2 to the South American side on Friday, with Juan Quintero’s late penalty proving decisive.That could easily have put more onus on the result of Tuesday’s game away to World Cup hosts Russia, but Deschamps insists he will ...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps admits Colombia taught France a lesson in comeback win

Posted Saturday, March 24, 2018 by PA45 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps warned that his side had been given “a lesson in aggression” after blowing a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to Colombia in a friendly in Paris.Deschamps’ side appeared to be cruising after Olivier Giroud and Thomas Lemar had them 2-0 up after 26 minutes, but Luis Muriel quickly pulled one back and Radamel Falaco levelled just after the hour.With five minutes...Full Story »

France vs Colombia - Deschamps wants players to embrace growing expectation

Posted Friday, March 23, 2018 by PA96 hits

Didier Deschamps has urged his France team to embrace the level of expectation around them to encourage the country’s full support at the World Cup.Les Blues host Colombia on Friday in one of their final fixtures before heading to Russia for this summer’s competition, and do so amid the optimism that came with their run to the final of Euro 2016.Progress made by highly-rated youngste...Full Story »

Paul Pogba "not enjoying" himself at Man Utd, says Didier Deschamps

Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by squawka.com80 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps says Paul Pogba "can't be happy" with his current situation at Manchester United. Pogba has started on the bench in each of United's last three matches – against Liverpool in the Premier League, Sevilla in the Champions League and Brighton in the FA Cup. The former Juventus midfielder made a flying start to the season, scoring in each of United's opening t...Full Story »

Romelu Lukaku is becoming Jose Mourinho's new Didier Drogba, says Garth Crooks

Posted Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by squawka.com127 hits

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is beginning to look like Didier Drogba, which is something Jose Mourinho should take credit for, according to Garth Crooks. Lukaku joined United last summer for £75 million from fellow Premier League side Everton and has scored 25 goals in 44 games across all competitions since. Mourinho also bought Drogba at Chelsea in 2004 for £24m, with t...Full Story »

Sunderland vs Hull City - Didier Ndong misses out for Sunderland

Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 by PA62 hits

Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong is out of Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Hull after failing in a bid to have his three-game ban overturned. The Black Cats appealed against the red card the Gabon international received for his challenge on Cardiff’s Junior Hoilett last weekend but were unsuccessful and Ndong, who has been linked with a move to Watford, is now set to ...Full Story »

Roman Abramovich could bring Didier Drogba back to Chelsea as Michael Emenalo successor

Posted Friday, November 10, 2017 by Dailystar.co.uk258 hits

Didier Drogba in line for Chelsea return Chelsea are on the hunt for a new technical director following the departure of Michael Emenalo, who this week decided to his seven-year spell at the club. And according to The Telegraph, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich could look to bring Drogba back to the club as Emenalo's replacement. The 39-year-old joined United Soccer League outfit Phoenix Rising...Full Story »

France vs Belarus - France boss Deschamps wants 'sacred prize' without the need for a play-off

Posted Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by PA79 hits

Didier Deschamps will focus only on the "sacred" prize of World Cup qualification when France take on Belarus on Tuesday. Saturday's 1-0 win in Bulgaria means France go into their final qualifier a point ahead of second-placed Sweden in the battle for the automatic ticket to Russia, needing to at least match the latter's result. Sweden face a Holland side who need an unlikely seven-goal win to ...Full Story »

Bulgaria vs France - Deschamps keeps his cool ahead of France's crucial clash

Posted Saturday, October 07, 2017 by PA48 hits

Didier Deschamps insists he is not feeling the pressure ahead of France's vital World Cup qualifying clash in Bulgaria on Saturday. Les Bleus sit top of Group A by a point with two games to go but results such as the 0-0 draw at home to Luxembourg last month have made life difficult. Deschamps knows a victory over Bulgaria coupled with three points at home to Belarus on Tuesday will secure qua...Full Story »

France vs Luxembourg - Deschamps pays tribute to 'extraordinary' Mbappe

Posted Sunday, September 03, 2017 by PA126 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps is happy to have Kylian Mbappe and Thomas Lemar at his disposal after the pair continued their fine form through contrasting transfer deadline-day experiences. Lemar scored twice following a failed bid from Arsenal as Les Bleus hammered Holland 4-0 on Thursday night, with substitute Mbappe then opening his international account hours after joining Paris St Germain....Full Story »

France 3 England 2: Three Lions outclassed by Didier Deschamp's men - who had ten men

Posted Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by Dailystar.co.uk109 hits

Harry Kane scored twice to take him to 11 goals in five games Those prospects looked decidedly slim as the Three Lions were savaged in Paris during a defensive display to deeply trouble manager Gareth Southgate. The way that Kane, 23, has being scoring goals of late is almost ridiculous. But the way England let them in was no laughing matter. On Saturday new international skipper Kane bagged ...Full Story »

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