Didier Deschamps said he trusted France’s advance to the World Cup last would at long last help to put discuss their 1998 triumph to bed. France’s 1-0 over Belgium abandons them an hour and a half far from their second World Cup triumph, and Deschamps – the commander of that triumphant side two decades back – asked France to “compose another page ever”, as opposed to contrasting this favour those of the past.
“You need to live in your circumstances,” Deschamps said. “I never, never, never say my own particular history. The players know it. Some of them were not by any means conceived, however just observed pictures. It [the 1998 win] has a place with a great deal of French individuals who survived it, yet not the youthful age.
“The story is diverse at this point. You can’t make examinations, you can’t discuss players from 20 years prior. I am here to compose another page ever, the most excellent page. I’m not saying I’m not glad for what we completed 20 years back. No one will have the capacity to delete it. Be that as it may, one should live in one’s circumstances, and I’ll rehash it today and tomorrow: we can’t think once more into the back view reflect. That is not how you work for the what’s to come.”
Samuel Umtiti’s second-half header place France into their third World Cup last out of six, and their second in a row competition last after their annihilation to Portugal in the last of Euro 2016. What’s more, both Deschamps and Umtiti communicated their longing to cover the apparitions of that horrendous night in Paris, when Eder’s additional time objective dispatched France to vanquish on home soil.
I’m not in the slightest degree the four leaf clover. We didn’t wn the Euro last, so it’s near my heart to achieve this level in a WC. I trust it will be distinctive this time. I trust we will have the capacity to take the WC back to France.
“I was there two years prior with my staff; it was painful to the point that we extremely needed to taste triumph today,” Deschamps said. “It’s near my heart,” included Umtiti, who played in that diversion. “I trust it will be diverse this time. I trust we will have the capacity to take the World Cup back to France.”
In the meantime, Belgium mentor Roberto Martinez communicated his craving to bear on in his post after the competition. “We’ll have to regroup, take a gander at the more youthful ages, and attempt to end up more grounded,” he said. “Belgian football has an abundance of youthful ability coming through, and I have my eye on the Euros in 2020.