INVESTIGATION – The coach of the France team comes forward as the great architect of the excellent course at the World Cup.
Special Envoy to Doha
Wednesday July 7, 2021, Guingamp. Didier Deschamps and Noël Le Graët have just spent a moment together to take stock of a failed Euro with the unexpected elimination in 8es final against Switzerland (3-3, 4-5 on penalties) ten days earlier. The two men, who have a deep respect for each other, leave after a frank handshake and the deep desire to continue a collaboration that began in 2012, when the 1998 world champion took office at the head of the selection.
Between them, trust is total, and each is careful not to step on the other’s toes. For a freedom that Didier Deschamps particularly likes, he who came out exhausted from his period at Olympique de Marseille (2009-2012). On that day everything will be settled «in three minutes”. Le Graët is reassured about Deschamps’ desire to continue and has felt it “revengeful”, “inflated to block” et “confident”, but above all eager to wash away the affront…