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Le Graët warns Deacon: "We shouldn't have this kind of problem"


The president of the FFF recognizes in L'Equipe that the tensions in the French women's team are no longer tenable. And send a message to Corinne Deacon.

Nothing goes between Corinne Deacon and the international Lyon.

After Eugenie Le Sommer, Wendie Renard and Sarah Bouhaddi in recent months, the captain of the France team Amandine Henry emptied her bag, and a little more than her teammates, in the Canal Football Club on Sunday evening.

The midfielder, who experienced very badly the fact of not being selected for the October matches, looks back in particular on the adventure of the World Cup in France (2019) which did not go like it. hoped, beyond the early elimination in the quarterfinals against the future American world champions.

“Sportingly, I did not experience 100% fulfillment.

Humanly, I saw girls crying in their rooms.

It was total chaos, ”says Henry, who points directly to the management of Deacon.


Captain of the Bleues, Amandine Henry dezingue Corinne Deacon

Yet another negative testimony that Noël Le Graët, yet a fan of the coach, cannot put under the rug.

Contacted by

L'Equipe on

Sunday evening, the president of the FFF recognizes that there is a problem.

“It will have to work out.

The Lyonnaises form the best team in France and quite far.

They are European champions and deserve to be selected.

Afterwards, the coach, in a certain context, makes her choices.

But it must play the best possible team.

Everyone must make an effort (…) Being in conflict with the best players in France is not sustainable, ”explains the boss of French football.

"Everyone must be very careful"

Christmas Le Graët

If he judges that the exit of Henry "is not very good" evoking "a right of reserve in relation to the Federation" that the players should keep, the Breton, who has consolidated Deacon in his functions until the next Euro (postponed to 2022 due to the health crisis), sends a message to the technician.

“Everyone has to be very careful.

I repeat: the role of the coach is to play the best team (…) We should not have these kinds of problems at this level.

The best players shouldn't be hard to lead.

They are smart.

The interest of the coach, I repeat once again, is to select the best players. "

Believing the conflict "manageable", Noël Le Graët indicated that he would meet with the players as requested by Amandine Henry.

Probably before the match against Austria, in the Euro qualifiers, on November 27 in Guingamp, his stronghold.

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Source: lefigaro

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