Deschamps warns Upamecano and Konaté


Didier Deschamps gave his feelings on the match made by his central hinge composed of Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahima Konaté against the Netherlands (4-0). The technician called on his two players not to rest on their laurels. The coach also mentioned the ambitions of Kylian Mbappé.

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Didier Deschamps, France French press team

In the press room, Didier Deschamps spoke about the performance provided by his central hinge Dayot Upamecano-Ibrahima Konaté. The coach appreciated their performance, but also considers that they still have to prove: “They know each other well. They played a lot of matches together in Leipzig and in Espoirs, over time there is always room for improvement. They give off a lot of athleticism, strength, heading game. They have many qualities. These are young people who are at the highest level with their club. They were already there at the World Cup, even though Dayot has more playing time than Konaté. There are many qualities and it requires confirmation each time, before comparing them to other hinges that have been there for many years. We must settle in continuity. This level of performance must be maintained over time. »

“It’s Kylian, he’s full of ambitions”

The Basque coach also spoke of the success of Kylian Mbappé and his ambitions to overtake Michel Platini (42 goals) in the ranking of the top scorers of the France team: “It’s Kylian, he’s full of ambition. When he reaches one, he has another to reach. He reached and exceeded quite a few very early on. He has it in him. He has a driving role in relation to the group as a whole. He will do everything to get there, he will need the others, but it’s Kylian “he continued.

Facing the media, the native of Bondy has indeed announced that his next personal goal was to overtake the former Turinese. He lacks 4 goals to equal it.

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