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Didier Deschamps hits back at Dimitri Payet

France boss Didier Deschamps responded to West Ham United attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet’s outburst of incomprehension on the weekend as to what he needed to do to make the France squad:

“It does not bother me, the players can say what they want. I will not pour myself over the media in order to respond to them. This is not the first time or the last time. He is in training, I speak with him and tell him what I expect of him on the pitch. After that he understands, either he does it or he doesn’t do it… He has the right not to understand, that is not my problem. Dimitri is a quality player, who performs well for his clubs. He is good in a certain position and I am here to judge. For France, the demands are greater. Everyone deserves a shot in life. But I do not have only lambs. I have players with character.”

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