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Didier Deschamps: “I am responsible.”

Speaking to BeIN Sports, France manager Didier Deschamps sought to explain the country’s exit at the hands of Switzerland in the Round of 16.

“It is always complicated to explain. We failed with our 1st half, we did what was needed to turn it around in the 2nd half. Usually, our strength is being solid, we showed weakness that allowed Switzerland back in. his is hard, it hurts, we did everything we could for this to end differently. That’s football. Today, this tournament ends for us today. There are no magic formulae, there are balances to find.”

On his future:

That is not the question. There is a unity and solidarity in this squad. I am responsible, when things go badly, I am with them, they are with me. We will need to time to manage this.

On Kylian Mbappé’s penalty miss:

Nobody can be annoyed with him. When you take the responsibility, it can happen. He is obviously very affected by it.

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