France team: Deacon not accepted "always the best"

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The Blues’ coach, Corinne Deacon, returned to some sometimes-controversial choices this Monday, favoring collective balance over individuals.

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On the eve of qualifying matches for the 2023 World Cup, “sometimes we don’t always get the best”, coach Corinne Deacon admitted on Monday, praising the search for “balance” and “versatility” within the France team. . against Slovenia

Goals from Renard and Katoto continued their full card into the 2023 World Cup qualifiers with a 2-1 win on Friday evening and could qualify with a simple draw against Slovenia on Tuesday.

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When asked about Charlotte Bilbolt of Bordeaux, set up as a defensive midfielder, the Blues’ boss indicated that “many players could start in this position”, without a first name.

“The France team is made up of the best French players, even though sometimes we don’t always take the best to be able to find balance at the team level. Charlotte is a defensive midfielder for Les Blues, perhaps this was not true in the past, But she was able to prove that she has the qualities to respond to this situation, “developed deacon.

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The technician has not selected his former captain Amandine Henry, a specialist in the position, for a year and a half, and has opted not to call Khira Hamraoui in April during the cold weather with several PSG teammates.

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Relaunched on Billbolt and lacking a choice between the blues, Deacon responded that he had “four players in my group capable of playing in this position: Palis, Gyro, Toletti, Dali, in addition to Billbolt.” Even if it’s not theirs. Preferential status.”

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The coach highlighted the “versatility” of some of the Blues as an important asset in his eyes: “If there is a need, the players know they have to bring in multiple positions”, he declared.

QM with Anthony Reich (and AFP)

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