Europe 1 with AFP 9:10 p.m., December 18, 2022
The end of the 2022 World Cup and the defeat of the French team in the final against Argentina raises a question: will Didier Deschamps want to continue with the Blues?
The coach of the France team Didier Deschamps, out of contract after the World Cup, was questioned on the subject at the end of the match in the mixed zone.
It's a cruel defeat all the more so after the crazy scenario.
France lost on penalties against Argentina after a 3-3 draw in regulation time and then in extra time.
A defeat that could close a chapter in the France team, that of Didier Deschamps as coach.
The latter, who spoke on Sunday in Doha of a defeat in the World Cup final against Argentina "difficult to digest" was asked about his future.
Didier Deschamps, like all supporters, finds it difficult to digest it: "We put a lot of heart and energy into coming back to this match", explained the coach on TF1.
"And when you come out of nowhere, you get closer and you touch something and it escapes you, it's even more difficult to digest, but you have to accept it," he continued. .
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The coach of the Blues made an appointment "at the start of the year" 2023 on the question of his future, he announced on Sunday, without extending.
"I will have an appointment at the beginning of the year with my president (of the Noël Le Graët Federation), and then you will know", he replied at a press conference, after the final lost on penalties against the Argentina in Doha (4-2, 3-3 after extra time).
"Even if the result was the opposite, I would not have given you the answer," assured the coach, in office since the summer of 2012. "It's the France team. That's what's most important" , he also said.
The contract of the boss of the Blues expires at the end of December, and Noël Le Graët has already warned that Deschamps would have "the hand" in the event of qualification in the last four of the World Cup, which is done.
Asked the day before on the same subject, "DD" had been more talkative.
"The France team has always been the most beautiful thing that has happened to me in my professional life, in my first life as a player then as a coach. Now it's been 10 years. It's really passion, the very, very high level. I am very well, very happy to be in this position," replied the 54-year-old coach.