Didier Deschamps continues his adventure as coach of the France team despite certain criticisms that he sometimes finds difficult to accept and which have led him to fall out with some former colleagues.
Since Didier Deschamps succeeded Laurent Blanc as coach of the France team, the tricolor jersey has been enriched with a new star. World champion with his men in 2018, “DD” is nonetheless decried by some who regret the style of play as effective as it is not very flamboyant imposed on the Blues. If he also has many supporters, Didier Deschamps is therefore regularly the target of criticism, sometimes from former colleagues who are very active in the media. What cause many scrambles.
This is what Jérôme Rothen and Christophe Dugarry mentioned when answering a few questions for the site The Team. The former ESTAC who became a host first spoke about his case and the deterioration of his relationship with a Didier Deschamps to whom he was nevertheless close. ” These are the love stories… When you are badly received by the press officer of the French team and you tell him his four truths or you criticize the staff of the Blues, you don’t like it. Didier did not appreciate and since then, it’s been a curtain. I tried to contact him once, twice… After that, I’m not going to run after him either… »
For his part, “Duga” confirmed that the agreement was no longer necessarily very cordial between Didier Deschamps and a few others. ” Deschamps is angry with me, we knew that. With Zizou too, with a lot of people. In this football, they are all paranoid. At some point, everyone is in their role. You have to accept criticism and when you don’t agree, you debate. Either it’s war or the football people have their press officer in the media. »
When the criticisms are, according to him, too harsh, Didier Deschamps does not hesitate to go through the justice box. This is what he did on Wednesday, by filing a complaint for defamation against Daniel Riolo, accusing him of remarks made on the antenna of RMC regarding his handling of Karim Benzema during the 2022 World Cup.” Didier Deschamps has no problem with criticism, even acerbicsaid his lawyer to The Team. But there, he is attacked on his probity, his honesty. Monsieur Riolo calls him a manipulator, a liar. These are unbearable words. »