EXCLUSIVE MAINTENANCE – The president of the FFF answered our questions on the elimination of the Blues in the round of 16 of the Euro and the future of Didier Deschamps.
Le Figaro. – What is your opinion on the elimination of the Blues?
Noël Le Graët. – I am very disappointed with this result which does not suit me or anyone. At 3-1, I would have almost returned home so much I thought the meeting folded. I did not understand what happened. We were clumsy, we were physically walked around by our opponents. We are not going to look for an excuse, but the France team had small problems during the competition, no match played at home or even extreme heat in Budapest and Bucharest. That does not take away from the fact that we played very badly in the first half, at a small pace, with a weakness in the game that is very rare on our part. Nothing was happening, the players didn’t know what to do on the pitch. Still, there was a reaction of pride and for me, at 3-1, after (Paul) Pogba’s goal, I think it’s over.
What conclusions do you draw, beyond the results, of this Euro of the France team?
I will not surprise you,
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