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Didier Deschamps dismisses those who find France boring to watch

Didier Deschamps dismisses those who find France boring to watch

Didier Deschamps doesn't care if fans find France boring at Euro 2024.

Les Bleus have progressed to a semi-final against Spain on Tuesday (09.07.24) despite playing attritional football through the tournament but the manager isn't concerned about others finding his team dull.

In response to a Swedish journalist who suggested that his side was tedious to watch, Deschamps said: "If you’re getting bored, watch another game. You don’t have to watch – it’s fine.

"It’s a special Euros. It’s very difficult for everyone, with fewer goals. It hasn’t been the same as in the past, but we share the desire to make French men and women happy through the results we have been getting, especially in a period that has been hard for our country. But if the Swedish are getting bored, it doesn’t bother me much."

Kylian Mbappe has struggled in Germany after breaking his nose in France's opening game but Deschamps is confident that the Real Madrid star can make an impact in the clash with Spain.

The coach said: "This is a new situation for him. Having to wear a mask means that his field of vision changes. It was a huge shock to him, something he had to get used to. The swelling has gone down and every day the nose is stronger, but he will have to put up with it for a couple of weeks, even months.

"Even if he is slightly off, he will be on the pitch [against Spain]. I am convinced that he is in the right head space, as are all my players. It was the end of the season, he had an issue with his back, then the nose – and he knew [that break] could have been the end of the road for him but he is still here. He had to digest that and get used to it. But I am convinced that tomorrow he will give 110 per cent."

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