Deschamps with France fearful of a ‘strong and talented’ Orange

Deschamps with France fearful of a ‘strong and talented’ Orange

Coach Didier Deschamps of France thinks that his team Thursday evening a heavy WK-kwalificatieduel to come for the Netherlands. The Frenchman still has a high cap of Orange.

“The netherlands, who qualified after a strong world cup in 2014 might not be for the EK, but they still have good players and there will be a new generation. I don’t think they are less strong have become,” said Deschamps on Wednesday at the press conference.

France defends Thursday at the Stade de France with a lead of three points on the Orange in group A. Les Bleus’ went in June still 2-1 down against medekoploper Sweden, which also has thirteen points.

Only the number one of the group to position itself directly for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS next summer in Russia and, therefore, realizes Deschamps that the encounter with the Netherlands is probably crucial.

“By the defeat against Sweden we have not been in the position where we had been hoping for the match against Orange, but we can still qualify for the world cup. For the Netherlands, this duel even be decisive, so it is an important match.”


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Just as Orange-coach Dick Advocaat, who earlier on Wednesday, his press conference gave, frustrated also Deschamps of the fact that his team so early in the season important world cup kwalificatieduels must play.

“No player is so early in the season already at the top of his can,” said Deschamps. “But I am convinced that my team will give a good result. Much will depend on the intensity of the competition.”

The world cup qualifier between France and the Netherlands begins Thursday evening at 20.45 hours.

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