France, Deschamps: “Spain dominant, we didn’t play vertically as I would have liked”

Didier Deschamps, France’s technical commissioner, commented thus to the microphones of the 2-1 defeat in the semi-final against Spain which cost the Blue elimination from Euro 2024: “We managed to open the scoring, which was great. Spain, however, dominated the game better than us. We didn’t play very well, we didn’t play vertically as I would have liked. We pushed until the end. You have to be as relaxed as possible and hit the target.

This is what we missed. Despite that, we reached the semi-final and found a way to score, thanks to Kolo [Muani]. Of course it would have been better if we had been as efficient as we were before. We have a lot of young players in our team, who will help us in the future.”