Wednesday, August 01, 2012

DD - The new sheriff is in town or is it meet the new boss same as the old boss?

France's new manager had his first press conference, after the sanctions were handed down last week. Nothing out of the ordinary...except for once again France is faced with some players facing sanctions based on their comportment at the last tournament. With Nasri getting 3 games and Menez getting 1 game, the sanctions and the like are not the same as after the South African debacle.

Deschamps emphasized that players need to remembered that playing for the national team is an honor and should be seen as the ultimate achievement, regardless of what club they play for. This is easier said than done. With the whole club versus country row this will only continue to be a hard sell for any national team manager...especially when they are not paying the salaries! The other challenge is, will Deschamps be viewed differently from his predecessor...Blanc. They are both 98ers. Deschamps was Blanc's captain. They will forever be linked. With this association hurt Deschamps as he tries to take over a side still suffering from the same malaise as during South Africa? Only time will tell.

Much will be seen based on who Deschamps calls up for his first match...list expected on the 9th of August. It will also be interesting to see who Deschamps looks for as his captain. Much will be determined over the next week or so...

Allez Les Bleus.

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