Much to his joy, Didier Deschamps praised the strength of character of his troops after the French victory against Belgium (3-2) on Thursday, despite two goals behind at the break.
Didier Deschamps did not shy away from his pleasure at the final whistle. The French coach has indeed exploded with joy after the success against Belgium (3-2). More than the idea of playing in the final of the Nations League, it is the scenario of the match that has earned such effusions with its players.
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Led 2-0 at the break after conceding two goals in quick succession, the Blues reversed the situation in the last half hour, scoring three goals to finally win at the last minute thanks to an unstoppable strike from Théo Hernandez.
By the coach’s own admission, France has come a long way, « even if you were pessimistic at halftime, he confided to the microphone of TF1. But we too were unhappy in our first half at the start of the match. After that we went too far back. They had their good period for 20 minutes. They gave us these two goals and then afterwards, we were hardly in danger and we had a lot of chances. It takes time. The system is new and then there is the quality of the opponent too. Given the scenario, winning proves the strength of character of this team. Nobody thought that at half-time, I understand from the result but they are there and they do not want to give up. “
And the Basque to look forward to Sunday. “We were there to play the final. We will be there. With a title at the end. We will have a day less to recover ”, he confided.