If the Blues will have to be at the top physically to achieve the double World Cup-Euro, their coach Didier Deschamps shows the example. Very sharp, the Basque is forced to a long session of sheathing every day. And it even impresses its players.
Gone are the days when Didier Deschamps, plagued by conflicts and Marseille pressure, had let himself go a little (a lot) in terms of overweight. At OM, the coach confessed to RMC having gained 20 kilos. A start then a small passage in Italy near the center of Merano, whose reputation as a wringing machine for athletes is well established, and DD quickly found the line.
Income sharpened with the costume of coach of the France team that he endorsed in 2012, Deschamps has since been very careful with his weight, to the point that it has almost become an obsession. Nicknamed “the fat one” by his trainer Jean-Claude Suaudeau when he started at FC Nantes, the Basque does not deny his origins, a region where we like to eat well. “By reading the menu, I take calories, it’s already problematic,” he confided one day on TF1, adding that he sometimes weighs himself three or four times a day.
One hour of surfing every day, without a break
So to avoid extra pounds, the coach talks, plays sports. Everyday. Not just at Clairefontaine. The sheathing takes time. A lot of time. Especially the plank, one of his favorite exercises: “Every day, I do an hour without stopping, he confided at the beginning of the year to Apolline de Malherbe on The Indian Paper and RMC. I’m a little sick. I don’t do it. no break. I’m listening to music. It’s good, it relaxes me a bit and since I have a lot of people in my head (he shows his skull with his finger), I talk to them too (laughs). think. I’m used to it. It’s a bit over the top. My wife would say to you: ‘When he’s on something, it’s always over the top.’ But it makes me feel good physically and also psychologically. “
Demanding with himself, Deschamps is also demanding with his players, who are currently preparing for the Euro. But when it comes to the sheathing, he doesn’t want to impose so much pain on them. “I reassure everyone, if they do half an hour, or even three times a minute, that’s fine too.”
Kimpembe and Coman impressed
It is therefore a great phew of relief for the Tricolores, and in particular for Kingsley Coman and Presnel Kimpembe who confirmed the inclination a bit obsessive of their boss for the sheathing. “Where does that come from? I don’t know, you have to ask him the question, smiles the Parisian at the microphone of Canal +. If I’m not saying anything stupid, I saw him hold at least 40 minutes while we were working out at the gym. Normal. ” “When I was a player, I was unable to do what I do today, recognizes Deschamps. I had other physical demands. Today, it’s more of a challenge and fun. was a pain, I wouldn’t. ” We do want to believe it.