T.3 weeks after losing Qatar 2022 World Cup Finally Argentina About penalties Didier Deschamps Allocation of responsibilities for runner-up spot: “There were five players who did not reach finals duties”.
The words surprised the coach, who recently renewed his contract to coach France through the next World Cup in 2026 in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
“We didn’t do our job. I don’t want to limit the problem to one particular player. But we had five players in the starting line-up and for various reasons, they weren’t at the level they could play. It’s a game like that,’ said the coach after being asked about France’s bad start in the final against Argentina.
He declined to name them, but given that Kylian Mbappe replaced four players before launching the French counterattack, it may not take much research work to identify them. unknown.
Deschamps surprised everyone by pulling Ousmane Dembélé and Olivier Giroud out of the game with five minutes left in the first half.
“I don’t mean to use strong words, but the good times weren’t there,” the coach said of Argentina’s dominance until the 70th minute.
“We came back from nothing, but there were parts that didn’t match up, so we did what we had to do,” Deschamps claimed.