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Corinne Deacon after the defeat of the Bleues: "Not up to the meeting"

2021-04-13T22:04:53.523Z

The France team got “in trouble on its own” and “was not up to the meeting” against the United States, which beat it 2-0 Tuesday in a friendly at Le Havre, commented the coach of the France team, Corinne Deacon.



Did the bad start of the match condition the rest?


Corinne Deacon

: A bad start to the matches doesn't help us, even more against this kind of team.

If we had a joker, we burn it in the first few minutes.

We get into trouble on our own and behind it is difficult because we are chasing the score.

The first period was very poorly mastered.

This goal after 5 minutes puts our heads a little in the water.

We have not found the resources and solutions on the ground.

We made some changes after the break, which allowed us to go 0-0 in the second half, with a more solid and united defensive organization, and some offensive actions.

Your team is in renewal.

Has the fact that the players are less used to playing together penalize you?


I have a group in renewal, the automatisms it is up to us to find them.

We have ten days to prepare for two matches, we have to put ourselves in selection mode, to be careful with who we play and to look at the qualities of each.

It's up to us to adapt as quickly as possible, the high level demands that.

We are not going to look for an excuse for a lack of automatism.

We are a team in reconstruction.

I am not preparing for the Games, I am preparing (Euro) 2022, so I still have a year ahead of me.

It seemed opportune to see young players, who gave me satisfaction.

We saw some interesting things and we must not forget this victory against England.

The United States are still superior to us, but the France team has not played on its true value.

Do you think that the meeting would have been different with the Lyonnaises, absent because affected by the Covid-19?


I can't tell you if, with this or that player, it would have been different.

I also miss other players: Bilbault, Toletti ... We are not going to look for an excuse, we did not live up to the meeting.

We took too long to get into the game.

What bothers me is that it is still against the United States.

At some point, we have to be able to cross this course.

We're getting closer but we're not there yet tonight.

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