France national team live: Deschamps and Lloris' press conference before the match in Austria

France national team live: Deschamps and Lloris’ press conference before the match in Austria

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Deschamps on Kante’s form

Deschamps: “When he is in full possession of his means, everyone would like to have him in their team. There have been times when he has been absent. Let’s make sure that in relation to the deadlines that will be ours at the end of the year, he is in full possession of his means. This is the case of many players who accumulate seasons with many games with less recovery time”.

Mbappé, Kanté and Rabiot do not train this Thursday

Deschamps: “Three players will not do today’s session: Kylian, N’Golo and Adrien. For tomorrow, I don’t know yet.” Kylian Mbappé had no longer been able to train on Wednesday, he who had not played Monday’s match in Croatia (1-1). Hit in the knee, the PSG striker was substituted at half-time on Friday against Denmark (1-2).

Deschamps on Griezmann’s performances

Deschamps: “I know him well and many times he has been more than in his favor. Today is not his best period. There is a physical part, a mental part. He suffered his first injury at the beginning of the year when he had a relapse. He is a bit worn out “I know his qualities and his mentality, he is not reluctant. It is not his best time, but that does not mean that I question what he is capable of doing. He is part of a collective, he is appreciated in the group, I know what he can do contribute to the collective.

Deschamps on the list for the World Cup and the progress of the preparation of the Blues

Deschamps: “We are still on our toes. The reality of today is not that of September or November. As I said, we judge the level through the big tournaments. Many players can change teams this summer, some who are not can come back as well .”

Deschamps on Austrian pressing

Deschamps: “In their two games, the Austrians impressed with the dynamism they showed. They are a team that shows a lot of speed and physical impact.”

Deschamps on the state of the Austrian turf

Deschamps: “We saw what happened from Croatia. UEFA did what was necessary to validate tomorrow’s game. I didn’t see the pitch, we will adapt, this will be the same for us as it is for the Austrians.”

Deschamps responds to Macron’s statements about Zidane

Deschamps on Macron’s statements about Zidane: “Honestly, I no longer respond to what my president says, and less so to the President of the Republic. If that can allow you to have debates… Go ahead (smiles)”

You cry about the system used by Deschamps

Lloris: “I’m not a coach. There are other things in which we can express ourselves, but I think that above all we seek the best balance, the energy that a team can release. We can put any system, if you are not aggressive, intensity is lacking, the performance may not be up to par.”

You cry in Konate

Lloris: “He is a player and a person that I am discovering. He brings a lot of freshness, we feel that he has a lot of confidence. If he is, it is because he deserves it.”

Lloris revived in the competition as a goalkeeper

Lloris: “The reality is that competition exists in high-level sport. In my case it has always existed. It is the French national team, the best players are selected for each position. We want to make the team as competitive as possible. The coach You have to make decisions, but the common desire is to win.”

Lloris on Maignan’s performance against Croatia

Lloris: “We’re pretty close in the goalkeeping group. He played a very good game, it’s good for the team. We’re all looking for good performances. Above all, we’re a team, no matter who’s on the pitch.” launch, we want to win.

Lloris on the new system used against Croatia

Lloris: “We players adapt and we have to be able to respond to all the problems that may arise. There is no preference, there is that common desire to win, we have to be able to repeat our efforts. We look for good performances, but Sometimes you have to know how to win in another way”.

You cry over Austria

Lloris: “Since the new coach took office, he has put on a new game identity. It will be up to us to use the ball well and not get caught up in his pressure. We will have to use depth because it is a team that is used to playing very high “.

You cry about the state of the grass

Lloris: “I had a hard time believing it. Even in this photo it looks like a montage. A priori everything has been checked.”

You cry about Kante’s form

Lloris: “It’s more up to him to express himself on this subject. When he’s available, he’s good. He’s focused on recovery. He gives himself every chance to be available tomorrow.”

Lloris arrives before the press

Lloris: “We have our backs against the wall in this group stage. Although that doesn’t take away the good things we were able to do, we have a points deficit. Tomorrow’s game is very important, we have to get all three points”.

Le Graët’s tirade about the “crazy” schedule of the players

During the General Assembly of the LFP, the details of which were reported by Ouest France, Noël Le Graët was annoyed by the “crazy” schedule of the players, particularly those of the France team.

“These (Nations League) games are important, but frankly they are on a date that doesn’t make sense. This is valid for all countries, even if our players may be playing more than others,” insisted Le Graët. my European colleagues and we wonder how we could accept this timetable. It was made like a hussar. The players are tired. We make them take risks. And this is not over yet. Above all, I hope we don’t have any injuries yet. This schedule is crazy.”

>>> more details about Le Graët’s speech

The Austrian Federation assures that there is “no risk” for the grass

The president of the Austrian federation, Bernard Neuhold, at a press conference: “As you know, there were problems with the pitch. We analyzed everything. At 17:00 and 18:30 we had meetings. This problem has been solved”. The experts have published their report, there is no risk. Training will be done. Tomorrow we can play the game with all the tickets.”

The grass very marked

After the approval of UEFA, which kept the game going despite the deterioration of the pitch and the appearance of a gap after Austria’s match against Denmark, the pitch of the Ernst Happel Stadium is not in the best condition. Our reporters describe a very marked lawn. To do with the Blues practice this afternoon. Cages were removed for analysis.

The grass of the Ernst Happel Stadium in Austria, June 9, 2022
The grass of the Ernst Happel Stadium in Austria, June 9, 2022 © RMC Sport
The grass of the Ernst Happel Stadium in Austria, June 9, 2022
The grass of the Ernst Happel Stadium in Austria, June 9, 2022 © RMC Sport

The lawn validated by UEFA

The Nations League match between Austria and France, Friday (8:45 p.m.) in Vienna, was held by UEFA at the Ernst-Happel stadium, whose turf was damaged, the Austrian Federation announced on Wednesday.

“UEFA has given its go-ahead for Friday’s match,” according to the recommendations of an independent expert report, the federation said, two days after a gap appeared in the middle of the pitch at the end of the match. -Denmark. . The situation had prompted the Austrian authorities to carefully examine the lawn and call a meeting on Wednesday.

Nations League standings update

The Blues are only third in their group with just one point, earned against Croatia. Denmark leads the race with two wins from two games.

Press conference at 5 p.m.

Hello everyone, welcome to this RMC Sport direct to follow the news of the French soccer team, on the eve of the scheduled match in Austria (Friday 8:45 p.m.) for the third round of the League of Nations.

A press conference is scheduled for Thursday at 5 pm with Didier Deschamps. Today’s training is scheduled for 6pm, on the (heavily guarded) lawn of the Ernst-Happel Stadion.

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