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Didier Deschamps praises French character after comeback victory over Belgium

Posted Friday, October 08, 2021 by PA24 hits

Didier Deschamps hailed France’s “strength of character” after his side fought back from two goals down to beat Belgium 3-2 in the Nations League semi-finals.Les Bleus fell behind to first-half efforts from Yannick Carrasco and Romelu Lukaku in Turin, but two goals in six minutes after the break, from Karim Benzema and a Kylian Mbappe penalty, hauled the French back into the ga...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps: France well aware of Switzerland quality

Posted Monday, June 28, 2021 by PA231 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps has warned against underestimating Switzerland ahead of their Euro 2020 last-16 tie on Monday.The world champions are firm favourites to progress in Bucharest, but Deschamps – who must overcome a number of injury problems – argued that Vladimir Petkovic’s side are better than they are being given credit for.“It’s not a potential banana ...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps promises more to come from France after draw with Portugal

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2021 by PA50 hits

France manager Didier Deschamps warned their Euro 2020 rivals there is plenty more to come from the world champions ahead of the knockout stage.A 2-2 draw with Portugal ensured Les Bleus finished top of Group F with five points and set up a meeting in the round of 16 with Switzerland on Monday.Karim Benzema’s double cancelled out a brace of Cristiano Ronaldo penalties but France were far f...Full Story »

France coach Didier Deschamps has ‘every faith’ in recalled Karim Benzema

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by PA46 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps insists he has “faith” that Karim Benzema will break his goal duck soon at Euro 2020.The striker has not found the back of the net since returning to the squad following a long international exile.Benzema scored 30 goals for Real Madrid last season but after four matches for France without a goal, some are starting to question whether Deschamps’ dec...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps ‘satisfied’ after France draw with Hungary

Posted Sunday, June 20, 2021 by PA34 hits

Didier Deschamps claimed he was happy enough with a point after world champions France were held by a “wonderful” Hungary side at Euro 2020.France needed a second-half equaliser from Antoine Griezmann to claim a 1-1 draw against a spirited and resilient Hungary in front of a raucous crowd at a sweltering Puskas Arena in Budapest.The result leaves France with four points heading into ...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps in no doubt about the quality of striker Antoine Griezmann

Posted Saturday, June 19, 2021 by PA44 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps has described Antoine Griezmann as “one of the greatest players of all time”. Barcelona forward Griezmann, 30, will make his 50th consecutive start for France on Saturday against Hungary in Budapest and his 93rd appearance in total under Deschamps. “He (will) beat a record, you’re right,” Deschamps told a press conference.Antoine Gri...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps feels France looked comfortable in opening win over Germany

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2021 by PA15 hits

France head coach Didier Deschamps felt his side looked comfortable as they began their Euro 2020 campaign with victory against Germany in Munich.Mats Hummels’ own goal saw the reigning world champions seal a tight 1-0 win at the Allianz Arena.The experienced defender could not adjust his feet quickly enough, turning a Lucas Hernandez cross past Manuel Neuer after 20 minutes of the Group F...Full Story »

Deschamps: I'll never forget what Benzema said, never

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2021 by Marca.com70 hits

Didier Deschamps hasn't included Karim Benzema in a France squad since the Mathieu Valbuena case emerged in 2015, but he has said that the Real Madrid striker's allegations of racism remain very present in his mind. Benzema has been exiled from international football while he awaits trial for the alleged blackmail of former teammate Valbuena. The 33-year-old, however, has suggested that his ...Full Story »

Deschamps: Man Utd midfielder Pogba unhappy and not in form

Posted Saturday, November 14, 2020 by Tribalfootball.com50 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps admits Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is mentally struggling. Pogba was dropped to the bench for United's 3-1 win at Everton after he conceded a costly penalty in the 1-0 home defeat to Arsenal earlier this month. The 27-year-old played 57 minutes in France's shock 2-0 defeat at home to Finland, and Deschamps believes the player's form has dipped due to...Full Story »

Paul Pogba: France boss Didier Deschamps believes Manchester United midfielder is unhappy

Posted Tuesday, November 10, 2020 by Skysports.com60 hits

Paul Pogba has been in and out of Manchester United's first team this season France boss Didier Deschamps says Paul Pogba "can't be happy" being left on the bench and playing out of position at Manchester United. Pogba has only started twice for United in the seven games since the 6-1 home defeat to Tottenham and, for brief spells toward the end of matches against Arsenal and Everton, has been...Full Story »

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba offers his hospital as coronavirus treatment centre with Ivory Coast fearing rise in cases

Posted Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk91 hits

CHELSEA legend Didier Drogba has offered his hospital as a coronavirus treatment centre with Ivory Coast fearing a rise in cases. The hospital is based in the Ivorian capital of Abidjan and opened in 2016. The hospital is based in the Ivorian capital of Abidjan and opened in 2016 The hospital was named after former Ivory Coast footballer Laurent Pokou It was named after former Ivory Coast fo...Full Story »

Deschamps expresses pride after France mark his 100th game with victory

Posted Monday, November 18, 2019 by PA69 hits

Didier Deschamps spoke of his pride after his France side marked his 100th match as manager with a 2-0 win in Albania.Antoine Griezmann scored one after setting up the opener for Corentin Tolisso as the world champions secured top spot in their Euro 2020 qualifying group.Olivier Giroud also hit the woodwork in the second half as France enjoyed a comfortable evening in Tirana to finish two points...Full Story »

France boss Didier Deschamps denies any talk of complacency in win over Moldova

Posted Friday, November 15, 2019 by PA71 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps denied that his team’s lacklustre display in the 2-1 victory over Moldova was down to Les Blues having already qualified for Euro 2020.Turkey’s draw with Iceland earlier on Thursday had eased any pressure on France, guaranteeing their place at next summer’s tournament, and Deschamps’ men put in an underwhelming performance in Paris.With the ne...Full Story »

Deschamps tells Giroud to leave Chelsea in January transfer window with Inter Milan keen on striker

Posted Saturday, November 09, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk166 hits

Serie A's Inter Milan reportedly want to sign Giroud in January as Romelu Lukaku backup. Credit: EPA INTER Milan are rumoured to be after signing Chelsea's Olivier Giroud in the January transfer market, although he has not been getting much game-time at Stamford Bridge. According to Gazzetta dello Sport there are already discussions taking place over the veteran striker. Giroud has made just ...Full Story »

Chelsea's Frank Lampard criticises Didier Deschamps over N'Golo Kante injury

Posted Saturday, October 19, 2019 by ESPN91 hits

Frank Lampard has said that France's handling of N'Golo Kante's groin injury during the international break was "not a laughing matter." Kante suffered an injury while warming up ahead of France's Euro 2020 qualifier against Iceland last Friday, a game his nation went on to win 1-0, and the midfielder then sat on the bench during France's 1-1 draw with Turkey on Monday. The injury has ruled t...Full Story »

Giroud's lack of game time at Chelsea worries Deschamps

Posted Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by fourfourtwo.com93 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps praised Olivier Giroud for delivering under pressure but admits a lack of game time with Chelsea is damaging his international chances. The 33-year-old came off the bench in France's Euro 2000 qualifier against Turkey on Monday night and scored within four minutes. It was his third goal in four matches for France, but his header was cancelled out late on by Kaan ...Full Story »

Deschamps ready to talk Turkey after inching past Iceland

Posted Saturday, October 12, 2019 by PA71 hits

Didier Deschamps admitted France had needed to dig deep after taking another step towards Euro 2020 with a hard-fought win in Iceland.Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud scored the only goal of the Group H qualifier in Reykjavik from the penalty spot after 66 minutes.The 1-0 victory means the world champions can secure their place at next year’s tournament by beating group leaders Turkey on Mon...Full Story »

Didier Drogba snubbed Chelsea offer to return as coach to focus on heading up Ivorian FA

Posted Saturday, September 14, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk123 hits

Didier Drogba rejected the chance to return to Chelsea in a coaching capacity Credit: AFP or licensors DIDIER Drogba has revealed he snubbed the chance to coach Chelsea - as he wants to head the Ivory Coast FA. The Blues idol won the Champions League and four Premier League titles during his nine seasons at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea officials are understood to have offered the former striker a...Full Story »

Deschamps feels France have started to find rhythm after win over Andorra

Posted Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by PA63 hits

France manager Didier Deschamps feels his side have started to find their rhythm again after the world champions saw off Andorra 3-0 in Saint-Denis to stay on course for Euro 2020 qualification.With Turkey also winning, 4-0 away in Moldova, Les Bleus are kept off the top of Group H on head-to-head record.However, after Iceland were beaten in Albania, there is now daylight between them and third ...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps apologises to Albania following national anthem mix-up

Posted Sunday, September 08, 2019 by PA89 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps offered a public apology after the wrong national anthem was played for opponents Albania before kick-off in Paris.A mix-up saw the national anthem of Andorra played by mistake, resulting in a seven-minute delay as Albania would not start the match without the error being rectified.“I apologised to the bench and the coach,” Deschamps told a press co...Full Story »

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