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France, Deschamps: “Coman and Dembélé are not incompatible”


The coach of the Blues wants to chain an 8th consecutive victory away and is ready to align the Barcelona and Munich entry.

Held in check at home by Ukraine and winner of Kazakhstan on Sunday, the France team hopes to end their March internship on a high note with another success against Bosnia in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. The Blues face a direct competitor in qualifying and must win to send a message in this group, especially after the draw against Ukraine.

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At a press conference, Didier Deschamps did not rule out the possibility of aligning an offensive team composition with Coman and Dembélé: “Kinglsey Coman and Ousmane Dembélé, they are a bit in the same profile but not quite anyway. They are dribblers. Ousmane is perhaps going faster. He is also walking around. Kingsley can play more on them. two sides. Each has a preferential side, and not the same. But they are not incompatible “.

The coach of the Blues hopes to chain an eighth consecutive success away: “This statistic is positive and can also be interpreted as any statistic. But it’s the best thing to string together the successes. They prove that this team is competitive. You also have to accept draws as against l “Ukraine. I also look at the results of the others. The so-called” weaker “teams are also doing good things. This statistic proves that the France team is achieving good results. It would be good to continue.”

“We cannot yet project ourselves”

Didier Deschamps France

“We had seen Ukraine’s last twenty matches and they haven’t played like that against us at all! Andrei Shevchenko was almost embarrassed at the end of the match when we talked. He almost apologized. Bosnia There are still experienced players at the top level in the world with Dzeko or Pjanic. They are used to major competitions. But it is true that there have been changes. We have taken a closer look at their match against Finland (2 -2). We analyzed the set pieces. They do not always do the same thing. But the important thing is above all us and what we want to do “, added the 1998 world champion.

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This meeting against Bosnia will be the last before the list of 23 for Euro 2020, Didier Deschamps does not want to put pressure on his players: “Those who are there are likely to be able to do things. As was also the case in the last two matches. We will analyze with my staff. But there will be two months of competition behind. We cannot yet project ourselves. does not yet have all the certainties “.

Finally, he took stock of the state of health of his troops: “Anthony has a little problem with his knee. He is not at his best and will not participate in the session this (Tuesday) evening. It is not a serious injury but he passed exams. Pain and repeated travel do not help. Paul Pogba started the last game. He is therefore ready. Through his template, he is looking for playing time even if he has already played with his club. He feels good. Over the course of the matches, he will improve athletically “.

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