France coach Didier Deschamps gently mocked José Mourinho after the Portuguese coach put pressure on the Blues. According to the Portuguese, the world champions will miss their Euro if they don’t win it.
“I do not believe that Deschamps reads or listens to what is said or written outside …” José Mourinho was not necessarily very inspired when he mentioned the coach of the team of France Saturday in the columns of the Sun. Because the Basque knows everything that is said about his team and his players. Deschamps therefore also noticed all the talent of the new coach of AS Roma to put pressure on his team.
First a shower of praise: “France could make an A team, a B team and a C team, because at the moment they have an incredible number of top players.” Or even “Mbappé is the next best player in the world” … Then big pressure: “They must win. Otherwise, it will be a failed Euro”.
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“I thought the same of his Tottenham team …”
This is not really the kind of media release that Didier Deschamps appreciates but the coach prefers to laugh about it. Asked to react Sunday on the set of Téléfoot, he launched, all smiles: “I thought the same thing about his Tottenham team, it did not go as planned!” Arrived at the helm of Spurs in 2019 in place of Mauricio Pochettino, José Mourinho was sacked in April, without having managed to restore color to the Londoners.
If he likes to chase away the pressure, Didier Deschamps does not want to hide either: “We are favorite because of our status as world champion, he admits recalling the 2-3 years of experience in addition to the sacred players in Russia . I have a very important offensive potential but that’s not all I have. We have to keep our solidity. It’s not a pressure, it’s reality, we are not going to avoid the debate that the France is one of the favorites for the Euro. “