Didier Deschamps, the 100th game in Blue : he is back on his worst memory personally


For the past seven years, Didier Deschamps holds the position of manager of the team of France of football. This Sunday 17 November, it will celebrate sti’s 100th game at the confrontation between the Blue and Albania from 20: 45 CET, in the framework of the qualifications to the Euro 2020. In the pages of the newspaper L’equipe, he retraced his route and came back on a painful time.


If the whole of France is grateful to have brought the cup home last year, during the world cup, we must not forget that Didier Deschamps has not known that the happy moments in his role. Thus, in 2016, his secondary residence of Concarneau, in Finistère, is tagged the word “racist. Some fans of the team of France accusé him of not having selected Karim Benzema – who has calmed the tensions in a recent tweet, and had given an interview to the load at the time – nor Hatem Ben Arfa for Euro 2016.


There, that is the toggle. The yellow line is crossed. From there, nothing is the same. And many things have changed in my approach. What I endured is inconceivable. This is certainly the consequence of other things said before but… now that I had the soul of a protector, where, it has been increased tenfold. You touch my family, and this is not possible. I remember that time. When I learned it, I was in Metz [before facing Scotland in a friendly, editor’s NOTE]. Yes, I toggled“, said Didier Deschamps to The Team.


This evening, when he will expect the match of the two teams in group H, there is no doubt that he will think about this moment painful, purpose will be fully focused to win the game.


Didier Deschamps, now 51 years old, is in contract with the FFF until 2020, but should be extended for a small time. Until the next world Cup, in 2022, in Qatar ?



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