The coach of the French national team, Didier Deschampsthink there was “unacceptable facts and attitudes” in the Argentine celebrations for the victory in the final of the Qatar World Cup last December.
“Congratulations to them, they are world champions. But there were unacceptable facts and attitudes. I have no problem with them jumping and rejoicing, but the notion of respect did not exist,” Deschamps said in an interview with the newspaper. le figaro.
The French coach said that “nobody deserves” the treatment received and even less the French star striker kylian mbappeand although “later there were apologies”, “some situations went too far”.
Deschamps He admitted that he watched the final “several times” and mentioned the “setting, the emotional charge, the context in situ with the absence of very important players” and concluded that he liked “the image of the team.”
“With my coaching staff, we immediately felt that this group had real strength, despite the negative media context and the curse that surrounded the reigning world champions. Despite the injuries, I always had confidence in my group,” he added.
Asked about what the Gauls lacked to be superior, Deschamps He considered that “not much”, but that it was “enough not to lift the trophy”.
The coach also referred to the Real Madrid striker Karim Benzemaabsent in Qatar due to an injury, and assured that the rumors of tension in their relationship are false.
“Karim admitted that he was not ready (to play in the final). I know what Karim represents, his qualities, but I have a group that is going to reach the final, and I had to call someone without knowing their physical condition? I couldn’t have done it. I have spoken with him”, expressed Deschamps.
He also denied a bad relationship with Zinedine Zidane Despite the controversy that arose in the days of the announcement of his renewal as a French coach until 2026.
In this sense, he assured: “That he wants to be a coach doesn’t bother me. A sports rivalry has been established between us: he has nothing to do with it and neither do I. I don’t consider him a rival. We know each other, there is respect between us.”
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