Guest of the program « C à vous » this Wednesday on France 5, Didier Deschamps confided in the duties and responsibilities of the players of the France team, beyond sporting issues.
From his first press conference as coach of the France team, in July 2012, Didier Deschamps immediately set the tone. « Being a French international is wonderful, but they will also have duties to set an example. The common objective must be a priority. If the individual objective comes to the fore, it is not possible. » Ten years later, his speech has not changed. Guest of the « C à vous » program this Wednesday on France 5, as part of the Yellow Pieces operation, of which he is the sponsor for the fourth consecutive year, Didier Deschamps confided in the duties and responsibilities of players of the France team.
Deschamps wants « examples for the young generation »
« I’m ready to do anything to defend my players. It doesn’t matter what happens, but I make sure everything goes as well as possible. It can go a little less well, it’s the law of the sport. I had to adapt, it’s a new generation, which is also present in the media. It may have flaws, but I take the good sides. The most important is that each player called up is well aware homework he has, « he explained. « When we come and wear this jersey, it is not to receive, but to give, he stressed. They have duties in relation to the fact of representing the country and the nation. Not to be exemplary because I don’t like that word, but examples for the younger generation. I say to new ones: ‘Watch out. The outlook is going to change because you have become international.’ «
Didier Deschamps, whose contract will end after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (November 21-December 18), unless there is an extension by then, will find his players in March for friendly matches, before starting the new one. edition of the League of Nations in June. Note that the draw for the group stage of the World Cup will take place on April 1.