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Deschamps tells World Cup-winning France squad life will never be the same again

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by PA69 hits

France manager Didier Deschamps was left soaked in beer, champagne and sweat after celebrating World Cup glory with his delirious squad – a moment he will cherish alongside the crowning achievement of his playing career.A 4-2 win over Croatia at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium earned Deschamps access to one of football’s most elite clubs, those who have lifted the World Cup as both c...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps says France must be calm, confident and concentrate in World Cup final

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by Skysports.com62 hits

Didier Deschamps says there is no euphoria in the France squad ahead of the World Cup final Didier Deschamps has warned his France players they must be calm, confident and keep their concentration in Sunday's World Cup final against Croatia in Moscow. Deschamps captained France to their sole World Cup success in 1998 and his side will be favourites when they face Croatia, making their first ap...Full Story »

France vs Croatia - Deschamps tells France to postpone euphoria and focus on three Cs

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by PA352 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps will tell his young side to focus on Croatia and three other Cs when they meet in Sunday’s World Cup final: calmness, confidence and concentration. Deschamps was France’s World Cup-winning captain in 1998 but experienced the disappointment of seeing his side lose on home turf in the final of the European Championship in 2016. Speaking to reporters on the...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps delights in hard-fought win but warns: France can be better

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by PA42 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps praised his young team for their “deserved” quarter-final victory over Uruguay in Nizhny Novgorod but then fired an ominous warning: we can do better.Goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann were enough to beat a hard-working but outclassed Uruguay side and France can look forward to a semi-final clash with Belgium or Brazil in Saint Petersburg on...Full Story »

Mbappe will get even better – Deschamps

Posted Friday, July 06, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com81 hits

Kylian Mbappe will only get better for France, according to coach Didier Deschamps. France coach Didier Deschamps backed Kylian Mbappe to get even better after his impressive display against Argentina at the World Cup. Mbappe scored a brace and won a penalty to lead France to a 4-3 win over Argentina in the last 16 in Russia. The 19-year-old attacker showed off his blistering pace during th...Full Story »

France coach Deschamps: Sincere Man Utd star Pogba no longer ugly duckling

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com144 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps has dismissed claims from Paul Pogba this could be his last World Cup. Manchester United's £89million midfielder suggested Russia could be his final World Cup and claimed he was “realistic" about the prospect. "I don't think it's going to be his last World Cup, because he's 25 and in four years he'll be 29," said Deschamps. "It's highly probable he can pl...Full Story »

Deschamps not bothered by unconvincing display in win over Peru

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by PA24 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps was satisfied to reach the World Cup second round despite a unconvincing 1-0 win over Peru.The 1998 champions reached the knockout stages in Russia after Kylian Mbappe’s first half strike at the Ekaterinburg Arena on Thursday.France are top of Group C with a 100 per cent record ahead of their final game against second placed Denmark on Tuesday.La qualifica...Full Story »

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

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by Skysports.com65 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 PA34 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 PA35 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 PA104 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.com68 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 PA41 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 PA108 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 PA47 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.com93 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 PA98 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 PA50 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 PA112 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.com89 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 »

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