Didier Deschamps


Mikel Arteta has the Didier Deschamps mindset, says Palace boss Patrick Vieira

Patrick Vieira has put Mikel Arteta in the same mould as Didier Deschamps ahead of his return to Arsenal on Monday.Arteta hailed Vieira before their Emirates Stadium meeting, describing the Frenchman as an “Arsenal legend” for his trophy-laden nine years at the club between 1996 and 2005.Crystal Palace boss Vieira repaid the compliment by comparing Arteta to Deschamps, his former France team-mate who emulated his World Cup playing success in 1998 by lifting the trophy as a manager 20 years later.“He is somebody who understood that, when he was playing, going into a managerial area was something he wanted to,”...

France’s ‘character’ praised by Didier Deschamps following victory over Belgium

Didier Deschamps hailed France’s “strength of character” after his side fought back from two goals down to beat Belgium 3-2 in the Nations League semi-finals.Les Bleus fell behind to first-half efforts from Yannick Carrasco and Romelu Lukaku in Turin, but two goals in six minutes after the break, from Karim Benzema and a Kylian Mbappe penalty, hauled the French back into the game and set up a grandstand finish.Theo Hernandez delivered the winner in the 90th minute, netting his first international goal to send France into a final against Spain in Milan on Sunday.“We were unhappy in the first half,”...

Didier Deschamps to remain as France head coach

France head coach Didier Deschamps will retain his role with the national team despite his side's poor showing at Euro 2020. Having started this summer's competition as hot favourites to win their third European crown, Les Bleus suffered a shock defeat in the last 16 to Switzerland. After navigating their...
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France had every chance to win Euro 2020 but Didier Deschamps blew it

And so it ends, not with a bang but with a whimper. France have been dispatched by a plucky and opportunistic Switzerland side, but also in large part by the frustrating tactics and selections of their manager. Didier Deschamps’ team had been the favourites to win this competition since the final whistle blew in the World Cup final in 2018.

France's shocking Euro 2020 loss to Switzerland falls on manager Didier Deschamps

And just like that, France's Euro 2020 run is over. Reaching the the last 16 might be fine for certain teams, but not for the tournament favorites. Aside from a fantastic 25-minute spell in the second half of their epic loss on Monday in Bucharest, France started badly and finished badly, letting a brave and spirited Switzerland team get the best of them in a penalty shootout after regular and extra time ended in a 3-3 draw.

Jose Mourinho discusses major mistake made by Didier Deschamps in defeat to Switzerland

“I think Deschamps knows that he made that mistake.”. Jose Mourinho has questioned Didier Deschamps’ decision to replace Antoine Griezmann with Moussa Sissoko against Switzerland. Mourinho was surprised to see Griezmann taken off for Sissoko as France looked to hang on to their 3-2 lead over Switzerland. The outcome of...