Deschamps: 'A very good match'

Les Bleus

France boss Didier Deschamps was thoroughly pleased with the 2-0 friendly win over Wales at the Stade de France on Friday; opposite number Chris Coleman was full of praise for Les Bleus, whom he believes can win the World Cup.

Friday, 10 November, 2017

International friendly, Stade de France, Paris

 France 2 - 0 Wales 

Didier Deschamps (France coach): "There were a lot of good things; we created a heaps of chances. The scoreline should have - or could have - been wider, but we got the job done by using our movement and our pace to put them in difficulty. They defended deep and we forced them to do so. It was a very good match. With a bit more cutting edge, we could have been better rewarded for everything we did well. It's great that two of our forwards scored. There was a lot of good link-up play against a packed defence. The team I field against Germany will be different. I have a bit of time to see how the lads recover. But it won't be the same team."

Chris Coleman (Wales coach): "It was a tough match; France have a quality team. Mentally, it was tough for us after being eliminated (in World Cup qualifiers). They are perhaps the strongest opponents we've faced, and that's a good thing for us. Didier Deschamps has a tough job. He has so many options that he has to leve out players who regularly play in the Champions League. They could win the World Cup, they just need a bit of good fortune along the way."


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