The coach of the Blues faced the media on Monday, on the eve of Finland’s reception at Décines.
His state of mind before Finland
In these two matches that we played, we were in the reaction rather than in the action. We are aware of this and it will go through tomorrow (Tuesday) to reverse this trend. We must regain our offensive and defensive efficiency. The period is less happy because of the results, we know what we have to do tomorrow to stay in control of our destiny.
Strong words from executives
The players are not happy. Those who have been there for a while cannot be satisfied with the results. They won’t let go, I won’t let go. It is a period with less success and opposite events. I am the first to redouble my energy and determination. The players are in the same state of mind, we have to add a little more to get what we want.
Strong link in 2018 which makes its management difficult
I do not know the bottom of your thoughts … I always said what I had to say to anyone, for their good and that of the France team. Having a relationship of trust is good, but it doesn’t change the relationship we have. When the players are there, the executives have a role to play, the team needs them, but that doesn’t stop me from saying things.
The state of the troops on the French side
Jules (Koundé) will not be available (suspended two matches), Aurélien (Tchouaméni) it is better to walk and run we will see … Kingsley Coman took exams because he has calf pain and I called Wissam (Ben Yedder) just in case.
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Benzema’s return to Lyon
It’s special on an emotional level because he is attached to this city and this club. Lots of friends and family will be there. It will be a special game and that can only give him positive energy.
Finland, opponent of the Blues
They beat us in a friendly match a few months ago and will do anything to make it difficult for us. Each time, they have a very precise organization, around a reinforced defense and players who quickly project themselves forward. We know what to do.
It is the loss of a monument of French cinema, sports lover, I had the privilege of discussing with him. He is a great character who is leaving us. Sincere condolences to his friends and relatives.