Whilst the dust has already settled on the World Cup final which took place mere weeks ago, Didier Deschamps didn’t hold back whilst revisiting the match against Argentina during his contract extension press conference – as RMC report.
Sitting next to French Football Federation boss Noël Le Graët following the announcement of the extension of his France contract until 2026, the France boss told the press that “I’m not going to take aim at any individual player, but in that starting eleven there were maybe at least four or five players who weren’t at the right level physically.”
Deschamps also spoke about emotional side of the final, saying that “It was the the first final for a lot of the players, it was a very particular situation,” adding that after going 3-0 down Les Bleus “came back out of nowhere – but we pushed Argentina around”.
Yet Deschamps didn’t discount the large period of the match where he says “there was no contest”. He then repeated his earlier point that “factually, there were at least five players in the starting eleven who were not at the right level for such a match against such an opponent.”
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