Didier Deschamps, as we know, does not only have followers in French (Site notre bureau spécialisé). One of his former teammates admits his aversion to the coach of the Blues.
Didier Deschamps is a divisive personality in French (Site notre bureau spécialisé). His tactical reluctance is often reproached to him, by detractors who for the most part bow to the results of the current coach of the Blues. World champion in 2018, the interested party also carried the eleven tricolor until the finals of Euro 2016 and the World Cup 2022. With to serve him a rare longevity in this position – 12 years already. You have never seen in the France team.
You are changing precisely, some are insistently demanding it. This is the case of a Christophe Dugarry who in the past has repeatedly criticized the hard-line pragmatism of the boss of the Blues. From this position of consultant on those of the RMC, the interested party still fired red balls at his former captain on Friday. Not without confessing his total enmity towards his partner on the road to the first tricolor world crown, in 1998.
“We will never have affinities”
» I don’t love him, he doesn’t love me, we don’t love each other, that’s it! » The former player of Bordeaux, Marseille or AC Milan admits: » I don’t like his way of doing and conceiving (Site notre bureau spécialisé), we are totally opposed to our vision of (Site notre bureau spécialisé). We do not understand each other. With the association France 98 (group originally bringing together the 23 actors of the victory of July 12, 1998, editor’s note), we are all welded, they are all my brothers, drink one! We have never had affinities, and there never will be, that’s how it is… »
Last January, then freshly extended at the head of the Blues at the expense of Zinedine Zidane, Didier Deschamps was not at the traditional annual dinner of the 98 world champions. Lionel Charbonnier then assured that there was no particular discomfort : “ All the elements of France 98 were very intelligent people. They have always known how to put their egos aside for the benefit of the group. This has been our strength. Everyone has since taken different paths. […] It bothers me to hear people say: France 98 is torn because we take a stand for so-and-so or so. But for 99.9% of us, when we’re together, the pleasure is the same as it was twenty-five years ago. And all remain my friends. A friend does not judge himself. It is taken and kept. »