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Deschamps warning those who think they “have already won"

Sat 12 June 2021 | 15:13

The Bleus are favourites to lift Euro 2020 trophy, and the boss Didier Deschamps has played down the hype surrounding his side.

In response to the question of whether not winning the upcoming tournament with the men at his disposal is considered a defeat, Deschamps told 

Mundo Deportivo

:

“Right away there is talk of failure. We are world champions. I am aware, and

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the players are too, of our strengths.

"We have quality, talent, high-level players, but there will also be all of that in front of us.

“We cannot settle into our comfort zone. In France many think that we don't even have to get onto the pitch and we have already won. That is the worst [attitude] for a high-level athlete.

“Beyond quality and talent, there are other essential ingredients on a mental level, such as aggressiveness and determination that allowed us to win in 2018.

"Winning at the highest level is very difficult and staying there is even more so. But we have players with that ambition, [though] we have to prevent them from becoming overconfident.

“You have to go through things in stages. We can't think of [the final at] Wembley today, we have to go to Munich first and Budapest twice.”

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