After his interview with the newspaper l'Équipe where he clearly positioned himself for an arrival of Zinédine Zidane at the head of the Blues, his former teammate, Christophe Dugarry spoke again this Thursday on the channel l'Équipe during a debate on the French team.
During a tough exchange with the former coach of the Blues (2004-2010) Raymond Domenech, the 1998 world champion slightly nuanced his remarks on his desire to see Zidane succeed Deschamps after this World Cup in Qatar .
“On his record, Deschamps deserves to stay in selection, he said.
In four years, when you win the World Cup in 2018 and you make a final, even with 80 horrible minutes and the content of the matches is not extraordinary, why not, I don't care.
Zidane or Deschamps, that's not the point.
This is not my subject, I do not want to enter into this debate.
As Raymond Domenech explained, it eats away at the message I want to convey.
I am not there in commando for Zinédine Zidane or against Didier Deschamps.
I don't care about that.
If Deschamps wants to stay, that's his problem.
I just want to start a debate and I hope that we will be entitled to explanations on football in the weeks to come.
Thursday morning in the columns of L'Equipe, Dugarry criticized the coach, in place for ten years, the absence of "explanation" on this first missed part of the final.
According to the former consultant, with Deschamps “you can never talk about football.
That we don't do it when we win, like in 2018, on the theme
I don't care, I won
, okay, eventually, but when you lose, you owe an explanation, you owe a debate, at least on the preparation for the match”.
The former Bordeaux player "does not even dare to imagine" the reactions that such a scenario would have provoked in 1998. He also insists on the change in status of the Blues for two decades.
“We are no longer the France of thirty years ago, which was part of the suckers, it's over!
Where is the requirement?
If we can no longer have this debate, it is because we are North Korea.
We have two stars, and we should have had a third.
To close this World Cup page, I need to understand where these eighty minutes come from.
Something must have gone wrong.
And I would like to know why.