Deschamps infuriated by wasteful France

first_imgFrance Deschamps infuriated by wasteful France after Luxembourg tie Stephen Creek Last updated 2 years ago 06:59 9/4/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) didierdeschamps-cropped Getty Images France World Cup France v Luxembourg Luxembourg WC Qualification Europe Les Bleus suffered a setback in Toulouse as they failed to put away their opponents and had to settle for a share of the points France coach Didier Deschamps lamented his side’s wastefulness in front of goal after they squandered numerous chances in a 0-0 draw against Luxembourg.The shock result put a dent in France’s hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup in Russia and left Les Bleus just one point clear of Sweden at the top of Group A with two games to play.European WCQ odds here Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Deschamps’ men dominated possession throughout the game and hit the crossbar twice as they had 34 shots, but they found Luxembourg goalkeeper Jonathan Joubert in fine form as Luc Holtz’s side held out for a remarkable point.When asked about the result, Deschamps told RTL France: “It is football. It makes sense.”To have so many chances and not to score one, it’s infuriating. We lacked a bit of accuracy. A number of little things were not sharp.”France Luxemburg 09032017“Luxembourg were heroic but we lacked realism and lucidity,” he added.The final whistle in Toulouse sent Deschamps’ opposite number Holtz into ecstatic celebrations, and he explained the significance of the result to reporters.”This was a historic game for Luxembourg,” he said. “For us, it is a day of glory.”At half-time I told my players to drink a lot of water. I asked them to be more aggressive in the tackle. We also adjusted some tactical details.”I have no criticisms to make of the French team. There was rhythm and speed in what their players did. The only criticism is that they did not score.”last_img read more

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