Deschamps, the thunderous announcement for 2024


By: Nicolas Gerbault

Six months before the Euro, Didier Deschamps promised FFF executives that he would maintain the French team “at the highest level” in the months to come.

Saturday took place the general assembly of the FFF, and if one of the topics of the day was the election to the vice-president of Jean-Michel Aulas, the selectors of the national teams were present to take stock of the year past, and plan for the future.

Didier Deschamps stuck to it, starting with the balance sheet aspect. “The year 2023 was very good with the objective achieved of qualifying for the 2024 European Championship two days before the end of the qualifiers,” explains the boss of the Blues, in comments relayed by the FFF. We finished undefeated, including a new goals record in Nice against Gibraltar, a magnificent evening (14-0, November 18, 2023). »

We will make sure to go as high as possible”

However, it was not won for the Tricolores. “At the end of the 2022 World Cup final in Doha, with the cessation of experienced senior players, like Hugo Lloris and Raphaël Varane, there was a transition which went very well, continues “DD”, through the appointment of captain Kylian Mbappé and vice-captain Antoine Griezmann who took over and assumed this responsibility. The most important thing is the results. They are there but I attach as much importance to the state of mind that this French team can exude. He is excellent with a lot of footballing and human qualities, unity and solidarity. »

After this successful year, it is normal to look forward to 2024, where the big event will be the Euro in June. It won’t be easy to win, but Didier Deschamps promises that France will be one of the contenders for the title. “You can trust me to maintain the French team at the highest level. I know that the expectation and the demands are still just as important. We will throw ourselves into battle with great ambition. The very high level is ruthless. We will be facing very good nations but with all our energy, we will make sure to go as high as possible. We will still share very beautiful emotions together. »

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