Didier Deschamps wants to guide France to 2022 World Cup success

France head coach Didier Deschamps has said that he is keen on helping Les Bleus retain their World Cup title in 2022. Les Bleus ended their two decade-long wait for the global crown last summer where they beat Croatia by a comfortable 4-2 score in the final but they have since experienced a mixed set of results.

Despite this, Deschamps is determined to continue with the team until the next World Cup, although that depends on the performance at the forthcoming European Championships. Speaking to reporters, Deschamps acknowledged that he would like to carry on for the next three years to the tournament in Qatar, but he does not have the right to do so unless the country can excel at the Euro 2020.

He said: “For me to be able to carry on until the next World Cup is obviously something I would not be unhappy about, but we’ll see. I have a very good relationship with (FFF) president (Noel Le Graet). I’m under contract until the European Championships, which is the only certainty right now. It’s linked to results. But before thinking about 2022, first come the qualifiers (for Euro 2020).”

“France have experienced a mixed set of results following the World Cup and that has included a disappointing 2-2 friendly draw in front of their supporters. Other than that, they have lost another chance to fight for silverware after failing to make the semi-final stage of the Nations League and such instances “should keep them grounded knowing that there is still room for improvement.

Les Bleus begin their Euro 2020 qualification campaign this month where they are scheduled to face Moldova and Iceland. The matches are certainly winnable on paper, but the supporters would surely demand a better performance against the latter after they only scrapped through a late stalemate during the previous meeting.