“After ten years at the head of the Blues, I am not worn out”

Didier Deschamps carried in triumph by his players after the victory of the Blues, July 15, 2018 in Moscow, during the final of the World Cup, against Croatia. DPA/DPA/ABACA

EXCLUSIVE MAINTENANCE – The boss of the France team leafs through, for Le Figarohis souvenir album through ten matches that marked his decade with the selection.

Didier Deschamps celebrates this Friday, July 8 his 10 years at the head of the France team. Successor of Laurent Blanc, the 53-year-old coach, crowned with the title of world champion in 2018, accepted, for Le Figaroto trace his adventure with the Blues through ten outstanding matches. “I have a selective memory and it suits mehe jokes. I don’t have everything in mind and above all I’m not nostalgic, I prefer to look ahead, but for my ten years with the selection, I’m ready to take a leap into the past.»

On the phone, « DD » assures « not at all to feel a form of weariness, even less to be worn out » to this position so observed and coveted. Asked, with second degree, about making an appointment in 2032 for his 20 years at the head of the Blues, the former captain of the selection, whose contract ends after the World Cup in Qatar (November 21- December 18), responds with a smile. “Maybe not anyway.” Maintenance.

• France-Uruguay, first match (August 15, 2012)

Didier Deschamps alongside Franck Ribéry, August 15, 2012 in Le Havre, during a match between France and Uruguay, his first as coach of the Blues. FRANCK FIFE/AFP

« It was one of the famous games of August 15…

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