France star Dimitri Payet talked up Les Bleus' tenacity after the late 2-0 win over Albania that clinched a place in the last 16; his coach Didier Deschamps explained why Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann started on the bench.
Very late trikes from Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet handed France a 2-0 win over Albania in Marseille on Wednesday - a result that qualified Les Bleus for the last 16 while leaving some question marks over their efficacity.
France boss Didier Deschamps admitted that the opponents and the context made life tough for his side, but hailed his players - notably match winner Dimitri Payet - after 2-1 win over Romania in the Euro 2016 opener on Friday.
A magnificent late goal from Dimitri Payet (89') saw France run out 2-1 winners against Romania - after Olivier Giroud's opener (58') had been cancelled out by Bogdan Stancu's spot-kick (65', pen.) - in the opening match of Euro 2016.
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On the eve of joining up with the Sweden squad ahead of Euro 2016, the Zlatinator spoke about his reasons for leaving Paris Saint-Germain in a press conference for the launch of his new clothing range.
While his future at club level is somewhat up in the air, it is certain that Paris Saint-Germain stopper Marquinhos will be busy with Brazil, set to play in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August once the Copa America is over.
Buoyed by a strong performance and fantastic fan support in the 3-0 win over Scotland, Les Bleus coach Didier Deschamps promised his side won't rest on their laurels as they head into Friday's Euro 2016 opener against Romania.
Les Bleus will head into Friday's Euro 2016 opener against Romania full of confidence after a first-half blitz - including a double for Olivier Giroud - clinched a 3-0 win over Scotland in Metz on Saturday night.
France boss Didier Deschamps wasn't inclined to dwell on his side's defensive issues after the 3-2 win over Cameroon on Monday evening; opposite number Hugo Broos felt his side had nothing to envy the Euro 2016 hosts.