The French back Noël Le Graët has Thursday again his trust expressed in the national coach Didier Deschamps. “Didier deserves all the respect, he remains until the end of his contract (mid-2020, ed) our coach,” was it clear at a press conference in the French base camp in Istra.
The past few weeks was Zinedine Zidane, who retired as a T1 at Real Madrid, has repeatedly linked to the bondscoachschap of France. But Le Gräet see Zidane in the short-term coach will be. “The relationship between Zidane and the current trainersstaf are correct. Zidane now has a short break taken. The pressure at Real Madrid was very large.”
The ambitions of the French team in Russia is high. Le Gräet aims at least at a place in the final four. “The team is still very young, but they are not children anymore,” said the back. “Everything is clear within the team. After the debacle of 2010 (when France, mutual quarrel in the first round of the tournament left, ed) are the pieces of the puzzle in the other cases.”