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Less than a week before the next list of the Blues, it is a determined Didier Deschamps who presented himself to the Team to take stock of the Euro. Showing his regret at not having managed to close the shop during the match against Switzerland, Deschamps takes distance from the rest. “It’s not a mistake, it’s a choice,” said the coach to discuss his system with three defenders. “If I had to do it again, I would do the same thing”, clearly specifies the coach about a discussed physical preparation.
For Deschamps, who points out the difference in treatment between the nations which have played all their home games and the others, the main regret is having lost “defensive strength”. “I have certainly deviated from my original idea. I tried to improve the offensive animation, even if it meant having a little defensive deficit, but I would have liked this deficit to be less important, ”concedes the coach of the Blues.
Deschamps praises Benzema’s perfect contribution
Deschamps then evokes certain individual cases. On Benzema, which inevitably led to a change in the balance of the team, Deschamps assures us that “it has nothing to do with it. Everything he had to do, he did very well ”. Regarding Kylian Mbappé, the coach believes that he “had the determination and the very good intentions that were necessary. But he did not have the desired efficiency, and he himself wanted “, considering that his striker remained” a player capable of making a difference at any time, even when he is less well “.
Finally, Olivier Giroud emerges as the thorniest case. “He knows it, I told him, he did not have to say that, it is a certainty”, tackle Deschamps on the subject of the controversial exit of the striker in preparation for the Euro. Before making a clear statement about it. “I was honest and transparent with Olivier. Since February, his club situation had more than deteriorated. (…) I am not here to give assurances to anyone ”. Believing that he could not “erase overnight” this deficit in playing time, Deschamps recognizes that the Giroud case is the subject of reflection for the future. “This is part of my thinking,” says Deschamps who concludes on his personal situation, ensuring he has “this strength, this desire” to revive the Blues.
In the columns of the Team this Friday, the coach of the France team Didier Deschamps takes stock of a disappointing Euro. And obviously take the opportunity to discuss all the individual cases, from Benzema to Mbappé via Giroud.