World Cup semifinals: Deschamps on Morocco’s defense: hopefully “find a solution”
World Cup semifinals
Deschamps on Morocco defence: Hopefully “find a solution”
France national soccer coach Didier Deschamps trusts in the offensive potential of his team in view of the previous defensive strength of semi-final opponents Morocco at this World Cup.
France national football coach Didier Deschamps trusts in the offensive potential of his team in view of the previous defensive strength of semi-final opponents Morocco at this World Cup.
“Hopefully we’ll find a solution,” said the 54-year-old before the duel between the two teams on Wednesday (8 p.m. CET/ZDF and MagentaTV). “We have analyzed their games, we will try to decipher them, create chances and score goals,” said the France coach.
World champions France have Kylian Mbappé (5 goals) and Olivier Giroud (4) as the two top scorers of the tournament up to the semi-finals. Morocco has conceded just one goal in their five games so far. “It’s a fantastic achievement that they reached the semi-finals,” said Deschamps, who is aiming to become the first team since Brazil 1962 to successfully defend the World Cup title. There is “no secret of success,” said captain Hugo Lloris: “We work hard together and score more goals than our opponents.”