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Didier Deschamps comments hand England hope ahead of France clash

Didier Deschamps’ recent comments will encourage England.


England and France are set to clash in the World Cup quarter-final on Saturday evening.

France booked their spot in the last-eight after beating Poland 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.

England, meanwhile, saw off Senegal by three goals to nil later in the day.

France are the current World Cup holders and are the favourites to advance to the semi-finals next week.

However, recent comments from their boss may encourage England. Speaking after Poland, Didier Deschamps suggested that Kylian Mbappe solved many problems for Les Bleus in their win over Poland:

“It was not easy because this Polish team was well organised to upset us,” Deschamps said.

“But we always have this ability to find a lot of togetherness. And after that, it’s Kylian, with the ability he has to solve many problems, which is so much to our benefit.”

On the spirit within the French camp as they look to become just the third team in history to defend the World Cup, Deschamps said: “There has been unity since the start.

“Obviously, being a quarter-finalist is something very good, it just makes all that happen. It is shared joy.”

So, if England can stop Mbappe on Saturday, which is easier said than done, then they should be able to get some joy against the rest of France’s XI.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.



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