Corinne Deacon after France-Belgium: “A coherent match”

Corinne Deacon (coach of the France team, victorious over Belgium 2-1 in the group stage of the Women’s Euro, at the microphone of Canal+): “We won with great difficulty tonight. (Thursday). We could have broken with this penalty (stopped by the Belgian goalkeeper against Wendie Renard, 90th), there was almost nothing left. We will have to keep what has worked well, we have nevertheless done some interesting things. We slowed down a bit at one point and we didn’t know how to concretize our strong moments to make the break, and the Belgian equalizer intervened.

We’re not used to being bullied, let’s say. But despite everything, we came out with a coherent match, we still defended well. I don’t think Pauline Peyraud-Magnin had any great saves to make, but they (the Belgians) were dangerous despite everything. We score on two key moments of the first period: the first minutes and the last five.

Corinne Deacon, before the game. (B. Cremel/The Team)

The only downside is Marie-Antoinette’s injury (Katoto), I hope it’s not too serious. It’s the knee. We’re going to try to have an exam fairly quickly. (On changes in the starting XI) We work with a group. We have to give everyone playing time, that all the girls feel concerned, that’s what we did tonight and it still pays off. ยป

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