Deschamps: France lacked ‘juice’

first_imgFrance France lacked ‘juice’ against USMNT, says Deschamps Dom Farrell 07:43 6/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kylian Mbappé Getty France Kylian Mbappé United States France v United States Friendlies Kylian Mbappe salvaged a draw for versus the United States, with the French boss blaming a heavy workload on his players’ tired legs Didier Deschamps suggested a week of heavy training caused France’s lacklustre showing in the 1-1 draw against the U.S. national team .Les Bleus began promisingly in Lyon, with Paul Pogba having a shot tipped against the post by Zack Steffen in the USA goal.Yet a rare attack from the visitors in the 44th minute brought the opening goal, with right-back Djibril Sidibe and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris both culpable as Julian Green pounced. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Kylian Mbappe impressed throughout and levelled from substitute Benjamin Pavard’s fine cross 12 minutes from time – one of few incisive France attacks during the second period until a late rally that saw Steffen excel.”It’s always better to win, but it’s a preparation match,” Deschamps told TF1 .”We missed a little bit of juice against a USA team that left us with few spaces. “We had trouble in the first 20 minutes of the second period, but at the end we took over again. “We had a week of heavy workload. Now we will switch to our match against Australia.”You already knew. But we’re confirming that @zackstef_23 is indeed MOTM. — U.S. Soccer MNT (@ussoccer_mnt) June 9, 2018 Deschamps maintains his gifted squad are well prepared for that opening World Cup fixture in Group C, but offered no guarantees the XI he selected at the Groupama Stadium – featuring Paul Pogba roving in midfield and a front three of Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud and Mbappe – would remain in Kazan.”I played a maximum of players in all three games, it also gives us lessons,” he added.”I hope they will be physically ready for me to be spoiled for choice. It will not necessarily be the same [team], no.”last_img

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