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

Posted Saturday, September 14, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk46 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 PA11 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 PA26 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 PA67 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 PA46 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 PA61 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 PA97 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.com105 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 PA135 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 PA76 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 PA124 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.com125 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 PA449 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 PA75 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.com110 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.com203 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 PA45 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.com106 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 PA62 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 PA66 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 »

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