BUDAPEST – Didier deschamps He was satisfied with the tie achieved (2-2) against Portugal and the qualification for the second round, where “a new competition” begins.
“It was difficult, it was a very complicated group,” said the French coach, who regretted that his team had “given away” the two Portuguese goals in two actions, a clearance and a hand, which could have been avoided.
Deschamps highlighted the victory against Germany on the first day as key to reassure a team in which “some things can still be improved”.
The coach was also happy for Karim Benzema’s double and acknowledged that the attacker was looking for the goal on his return to the national team after almost six years.
By finishing first in the group, France avoids England or Belgium in the round of 16 and will meet Switzerland on Monday in Bucharest.