Team France: Didier Deschamps will not be on the bench against Denmark

Team France: Didier Deschamps will not be on the bench against Denmark


Mourned by the death of his father, Didier Deschamps will not be on the bench of the French team this Friday for the League of Nations match against Denmark.

The Blues will not be able to count on their loyal coach. Affected by the death of his father, Didier Deschamps has joined his family in the Basque Country and will not be present at the Stade de France this Friday for the League of Nations match of the French team against Denmark. He will be replaced on the world champions bench by his assistant Guy Stéphan, who led the training sessions in his absence.

“I have had Didier on the phone regularly since Tuesday, he is affected by the grief that is hitting him but he is strong and solid. He won’t be there tomorrow (Friday, ed.), But he’ll be back soon. We must respect his mourning, he is with his family who needs him, ”said Guy Stéphan.

If the situation is at least special, the assistant coach has no apprehensions when addressing a meeting he had prepared in advance with Didier Deschamps. “It was talked about before the rally and at the beginning of the rally. We anticipated this match. Unfortunately Didier is not there, you have to respect his pain. We tried to ensure continuity with the staff, that’s what he asked me to do until he returned, “added Guy Stéphan.

For their part, the players intend to show a beautiful image and make a good result in tribute to their coach. “We are missing our main leader, his absence will be quite special. Compared to the coach, it will be important to show him that he can count on us, ”said captain Hugo Lloris. And Guy Stéphan’s acting could extend at least until the next game scheduled for Monday in Croatia, still in the League of Nations.

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