"It was unexpected given our relationship, our liabilities" with the coach Corinne Deacon, but "I accepted it for the France group", reacted Wendie Renard about the captaincy in the France team, which she took over on Friday in Greece (10-0).
After the meeting, very easily won by the Blue, the defender of Lyon and the Blues returned to this news which marked the group life of the France team.
“Obviously, it was unexpected given our relationship, our liabilities.
But she (Corinne Deacon, editor's note) came to offer it to me, I matured the reflection.
I especially accepted compared to the France group.
We have a goal which is the Euro, now we have to concentrate on the pitch.
Little by little, on the relationship, we will both make even more efforts to improve all that.
But the most important for me is the terrain and the professionalism, the services.
It's better to do good performances so that you can talk to your teammates afterwards.
It is always better.
"I told him sincerely what I thought"
Renard, who had for a time been snubbed by Corinne Deacon before being recalled to the France team, tells how the relationship with his coach was renewed. “She came to see me, she came to talk to me. I told him what I thought. We've had very few relationships over the past three years. She came to ask me for an interview to talk to me, I told her sincerely what I thought. "
Was it difficult to accept this outstretched hand from a personal point of view? “I have been a club captain for many years, I know what it is,” concludes Renard. This is not the problem. The problem is rather the relational side, where it will be necessary to make more efforts. She knows what I'm thinking, I told her anyway, and we're going to continue talking quietly. It was unexpected, but she took the step towards me, I thought a lot, I called my entourage quite a bit ”