The smile is back.
This Thursday at the Stade de France, the Blues of Didier Deschamps defeated Austria (2-0), thanks to goals from Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud, as part of the League of Nations.
For the coach, this victory changes the scene.
Is it reassuring after the four games without a win in June?
There is nothing better than victory.
She ran away from us in June.
We had not had success, the period was complicated.
This is the reward for the players at the end of a collective performance.
Players are competitors.
There are duties and obligations when you are in the France team.
There was a great atmosphere at the Stade de France for the twelve years of the kop.
It's a very nice evening.
It was our last match at home, in our garden, at the Stade de France where we feel good.
How do you interpret the ovation of the stadium at the exit of Olivier Giroud?
I don't interpret it.
I am very happy for Olivier.
He deserves it.
He had periods when it was more complicated for him, when he had little or nothing at club and he continued with us by being good.
He participated in a lot of offensive actions, it's very good for him and for us.
Does this change anything in view of the list for the World Cup?
May he continue to perform well.
Do not interpret what I say.
You have to wait until November.
He does everything to be there.
There is competition in all positions.
I can have the margin by going up to 26. It is appreciated by the public.
I will have time to think before making my decisions.
Did Kylian Mbappé score extra points for the Ballon d'Or?
I am French.
If he is on the podium, I would be happy.
He is one of the best.
Between Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema, they are all successful.
These three players are among the world's top.
What did you think of the three-behind animation?
We were efficient and solid defensively.
We left nothing to this Austrian team apart from half a chance.
We had little time.
There were uncertainties about the Austrian system.
Jonathan Clauss brought a lot.
He was higher than Ferland Mendy because Kylian (Mbappé) occupied the left flank.
We slid well and we didn't give the Austrians time to organize themselves.
What is the news of the two injured?
Jules Koundé has a hamstring muscle problem and Mike Maignan has a calf muscle problem.
They will not be available for Sunday's game.
Is it the fault of an insane calendar?
Opposite too, they lost players.
Yes, it's the buildup, the little recovery time.
There are also psychological demands.
We were not spared and there are two more.
That makes a lot.
In two months, if I have none, it will be perfect.
Does this victory show an important breeding ground in France?
There are players who already have high level experience.
They supervise the youngest.
If I choose them, these young people, it is because I am convinced that they have the level.
Afterwards, it is the emotional aspect that counts.
For the experiment, there is no other solution than to put them on the ground.
What did you think of Benoît Badiashile and Youssouf Fofana's premiere?
Quality, they have it.
They exude a lot of serenity and confidence.
It is also a question of character and state of mind.
They also passed in Hopes.
It's an acceleration for them.
Sunday, is it a rehearsal against Denmark that you will also meet at the World Cup in Qatar?
I will already see who is available.
I'm not going to take risks and see who can follow up.
We only have three days.