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

Posted Monday, November 18, 2019 by PA43 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 PA43 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.uk85 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 ESPN58 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.com68 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 PA42 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.uk89 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 PA38 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 PA58 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 »

Didier Deschamps hails France character as they return to top of Group H

Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by PA92 hits

France head coach Didier Deschamps praised his players for the way they bounced back from defeat by Turkey to get their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign back on track with a 4-0 win in Andorra.Les Bleus were knocked off top spot in their group on Saturday after falling to a 2-0 defeat to Turkey, but a thumping win at Andorra’s national stadium and Turkey’s loss in Iceland saw Deschamps&...Full Story »

Deschamps satisfied as France make convincing start to qualifying campaign

Posted Saturday, March 23, 2019 by PA68 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps believes his side could have inflicted a heavier defeat on Moldova after kickstarting their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 4-1 victory in Chisinau.Deschamps was also relieved to have avoided any embarrassment in the Group H clash ahead of what will be a more difficult test on Monday when they take on Iceland at the Stade de France.“We could have scored m...Full Story »

France failed to perform in Holland defeat – Didier Deschamps

Posted Saturday, November 17, 2018 by PA81 hits

Didier Deschamps admits France failed to perform after defeat to Holland left them in danger of failing to qualify for the Nations League finals.A draw in Rotterdam would have ensured top spot in Group A1 for the world champions but they were outplayed by the dominant Dutch and slipped to a 2-0 loss.Les Bleus must now hope Germany – who were relegated to League B by Friday’s res...Full Story »

Attitude problem behind Iceland scare – Deschamps

Posted Friday, October 12, 2018 by PA119 hits

Didier Deschamps insisted he was not worried after France salvaged a last-minute draw in an international friendly against against Iceland.Out of form and regularly conceding goals, Iceland were expected to lose against the World Cup champions, but strikes either side of half-time from Birkir Bjarnason and Kari Arnason put France on the back foot and in danger of a 2-0 loss.Les Bleus fought back...Full Story »

Tuchel isn't a magician - Deschamps doubts PSG's Champions League chances

Posted Monday, October 01, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com123 hits

Didier Deschamps has warned Thomas Tuchel's commendable qualities as a coach may not be enough to deliver Paris Saint-Germain the Champions League. PSG won five of the past six domestic titles and have already opened a sizeable gap after eight matches of the new season. But the domestic dominance is yet to translate into European success despite chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi's heavy investment...Full Story »

France vs Netherlands - Deschamps wants to see France improvement

Posted Saturday, September 08, 2018 by PA161 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps wants his team to be sharper when they play Holland in the Nations League on Sunday. Les Blues got their campaign underway with a goalless draw in Germany in midweek, when Deschamps felt his players were slightly off the pace. France will play their first home match since winning the World Cup this summer when Holland visit the Stade de France and Deschamps is lo...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps and Joachim Low take the positives from Munich stalemate

Posted Friday, September 07, 2018 by PA97 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps admitted that Germany finished the stronger side in the European heavyweights’ eagerly awaited Nations League opener in Munich on Thursday night.After Germany’s shock early exit in Russia this summer, a game against their successors as world champions was the perfect opportunity to take stock of their standing in the game.A 0-0 scoreline would suggest th...Full Story »

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

Posted Monday, July 16, 2018 by PA154 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.com148 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 PA466 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 PA98 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 »

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