MADRID, Dec. 11 (.) –
The France coach, Didier Deschamps, has ensured that the team carried out their World Cup quarterfinal match against England (1-2) in Qatar “with heart and guts”, despite having “given away two penalties”, and has indicated that “it is not a surprise at all” to face Morocco in the semifinals.
“We will prepare the next game thoroughly, Morocco deserves all the praise. Perhaps few people expected them to reach the semifinals, but they have only conceded one goal in the tournament, so seeing them here is not a surprise at all,” he said at a press conference. .
Regarding the duel, the French coach was pleased to have been able to control the match against a team that was “very physically and technically strong”, especially despite having “given two penalties” and “some fouls on the edge of the area”. “We held the lead with heart and guts,” he said.
Regarding his future, Deschamps once again left his continuity at the helm of the ‘Bleus’ up in the air. “I’ll be the coach for the semifinals, then we’ll see. There will be time to think about the future,” he concluded.