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Guy Stéphan is going to experience a great premiere which he would undoubtedly have done well without. The assistant coach of the French team will be on the bench for the reception of Denmark this Friday at the Stade de France. He will take over from Didier Deschamps, absent after the death of his father at the start of the week. Present at the press conference, Guy Stéphan discussed many topics and wanted to support “DD”.
The absence of Deschamps
“I have had Didier regularly on the phone since Tuesday, he is obviously affected by the grief that strikes him, but he is strong. He won’t be here tomorrow. He will be back soon. We must respect his mourning, he is with his family who needs him. »
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The incidents at the Stade de France
“I wasn’t at the game. It gives a disastrous image for France. I have no particular fear, I hope it will go well. We are here to play football, the Danes too. We are also here to make people as happy as possible »
Preparing for the game
“We prepared the match upstream with Didier, we talked about it before the rally and at the start of the rally. We anticipated this game. Unfortunately Didier is not there, we must respect his pain. We tried to ensure continuity with the staff, that’s what he asked me until his return. I found a certain energy in the group despite an exhausting season for many. Many players have exceeded 55 games. The preparation was more than correct »
“I talked to him. Karim just did yesterday’s session which was quite fun. We are used to D-2 not to do a lot of intensity. We are still 24 hours from the match, we have afternoon training. We have time to see how he recovered. »
“They’re a very solid team defensively. She is very compact on the pitch, she is able to press the opponent like against the Netherlands. When she has the ball, especially when Eriksen plays, it’s very subtle in the game with double passes. It’s out of the ordinary”
The attack of the Blues
“We have a great attacking trio with Antoine, Karim and Kylian. They speak the same language, they have a lot of subtlety, they have a lot of complicity between them. They are scorers and passers. These are three players who bring a lot.