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Didier Deschamps praises French character after comeback victory over Belgium

Posted Friday, October 08, 2021 by PA38 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 PA321 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 PA60 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 PA59 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 PA37 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 PA53 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 PA16 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 »

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

Posted Tuesday, November 10, 2020 by Skysports.com61 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 »

TOP DROG Chelsea fans convinced they will seal Declan Rice transfer as West Ham ace and pal Mount meet ‘Agent Drogba’ on holiday

Posted Wednesday, August 12, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk138 hits

The 21-year-old is enjoying a well-deserved holiday with best buddy Mason Mount in Mykonos, Greece. Declan Rice bumped into Chelsea veteran Didier Drogba Fans went wild after Rice bumped into Stamford Bridge legend Didier Drogba while on his travels. Some supporters are convinced the meeting was planned to push through his move to Chelsea. Rice shared a snap of himself alongside Drogba with ...Full Story »

Tottenham's Mourinho on Kane criticism: I helped Ronaldo, Drogba, Ibrahimovic

Posted Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by ESPN83 hits

Jose Mourinho has hit back at claims his negative playing style could encourage Harry Kane to leave Tottenham this summer. Ex-Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson suggested in his role as a Sky Sports pundit following Spurs' 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Friday night that Kane will "have a serious think at the end of the season" because he won't score "25-30 goals a season the way Jose will wa...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.uk102 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 »

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

Posted Friday, November 15, 2019 by PA74 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 »

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

Posted Saturday, October 19, 2019 by ESPN94 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 »

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

Posted Saturday, September 14, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk128 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 »

Didier Deschamps apologises to Albania following national anthem mix-up

Posted Sunday, September 08, 2019 by PA94 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 PA124 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 »

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