Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Deschamps: France Deserved Draw Against Spain
Football-Espana, October 17th, 2012 1:09PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  france, spain, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

France coach Didier Deschamps lauded his players while Spain’s Vicente Del Bosque was disappointed in his following the 1-1 draw between France and Spain in Madrid on Tuesday. 

Deschamps felt Les Bleus deserved the point they earned against the World and European Champion, which came in the 94th minute thanks to a perfectly placed header from substitute Olivier Giroud.

”In the first half we struggled, although we defended well, but they didn’t allow us much of the ball and we showed practically nothing in attack, but don’t forget we had a perfectly legal goal disallowed,” Deschamps told reporters after the match. ”During the second half we showed presence and had more chances because we played freely and deserved our point…the intention was to be more ambitious as the game progressed.”

Del Bosque, meanwhile, lamented Spain’s missed penalty and lack of organization in the second half.  “We should have been better,” he said. “At 1-0 we took our foot off the gas. The truth is that we opened up in the second half, and they got a lot tighter. We should not have drawn this game.”

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Creighton shuts down Jordan Morris    
No. 24 Creighton got goals by freshman Ricky Lopez-Espin and Fabian Herbers to beat No. 13 ...
Redknapp to Sign Two-Year QPR Extension    
Despite losing his first three games of the season, Queens Park Rangers coach Harry Redknapp revealed ...
Hernandez, Juve Agree Personal Terms    
The Corriere dello Sport on Friday reported that Juventus has agreed personal terms with Manchester United ...
Cambiasso Joins Leicester City     
Former Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso on Friday officially joined Premier League club Leicester City. The ...
Fringe Players' Pay Could Derail Man United Transfer Plans    
Following the British record $99 million arrival of Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid, Manchester United ...
Chelsea's Torres Wants AC Milan Move     
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is said to be closing in on a move to AC Milan ...
Report: Gunners Favorite to Sign Falcao on Loan     
ESPN on Thursday reported that AS Monaco has made sought-after striker Radamel Falcao available for a ...
Xabi Alonso Transfer Raises Question Marks in Germany    
Xabi Alonso's 10 million-euro ($13.2 million) transfer from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich has been met ...
Rooney Named England Captain     
Roy Hodgson on Thursday named Wayne Rooney captain of England following the retirement of former captain ...
Van Basten Exhibits 'Severe Symptoms'; Leaves AZ Indefinitely     
Netherlands and AC Milan legend Marco van Basten on Thursday mysteriously left his post as AZ ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives