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Deschamps is happy with his side’s performance despite not winning

Sat 19 June 2021 | 19:02

France head coach says he is happy with his players despite the draw against Hungary.

France

head coach

Didier Deschamps

has talked about his side’s performance against Hungary and the game that ended in a 1-1 draw praising the opponents for their impressive performance in holding France’s front line and fighting for their national team.

"Hungary put on the match of their lives. Good for them,"

Deschamps told beIN SPORTS

.

"We had chances in the first half and found ourselves behind to their only opportunity. They had a lot of support and that clearly gave them strength.

"They defended really well, as they did against Portugal until late on. It's a point. It's not what we hoped for but given the context, we will take it anyway."

Deschamps’ men, who defeated Germany in their first Euro 2020 clash, will face Portugal in their next match after this draw, and he thinks that his men gained an important point despite not winning the match.

"It is an important point today because it leaves the cards in our hands for the last game,"

Deschamps added

.

"There are things to improve and I knew we were not going to crush every team, even after playing a good game and beating Germany.

"Our objective is to qualify for the next round and we've still got a bit of leeway with our four points, even though we'd have liked to come out of this game with six."

France's head coach has also talked about his lineup against Portugal, admitting that he may have a few different ideas for his squad in that match.

"Maybe,"

he said

. "The next game will be important. I might shake things up as fresh legs can be important. With the temperature as high as it was today, it was very difficult."


source: SportMob