Didier Deschamps, France coach
It hurts. The truth out on the pitch shows our mistakes, and mine first. It's the end of the season, a tricky period. Against Belgium [4-3 defeat last Sunday] and Albania, we failed to find fixes, especially regarding involvement, determination. That was not good enough.
It's a busy Saturday for French national teams with the men and women playing at nearly at the same time. Didier Deschamps' France are in Albania for a friendly kicking off at 18.00CET, while the ladies kick off against Colombia in Canada in a FIFA World Cup game an hour later. "My advise to fans: start with us and then move on to the girls," Deschamps said with a grin. "I obviously think it's possible to watch both, provided you have prepared a sandwich in advance."
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