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Didier Deschamps says Kylian Mbappé will one day win the Ballon d’Or

In a short format interview with Téléfoot broadcast today ahead of the international break, France manager Didier Deschamps responded to several questions regarding his players, the future of Les Bleus, and his own managerial career.

The premise of the format – consisting of yes/no answers – meant that the former Marseille manager gave succinct answers to a range of questions.

France will play against Belgium in their Nations League semi-final in Turin on Thursday, with a place in the final against either Italy or Spain at stake.

Was the Switzerland-France game [knocked out of Euro 2020 on penalties] your worst day as a manager? Did it cross your mind to leave your role after the Euros?

No, and no.

Would you like to add the Nations League to your honours list?

I’d like to.

Can Olivier Giroud hope to return to the French national team one day?

Yes.

Have you thought about bringing back Dimitri Payet, given his current form?

No.

Hugo Lloris is ten games away from Lilian Thuram’s French caps record. Will he overtake the record?

Yes.

Will Kylian Mbappé win the Ballon d’Or?

Yes, probably.

Is the Mbappé-Benzema-Griezmann trio better than Mbappé-Neymar-Messi?

It’s just as good.

Are you in favour of a World Cup every two years?

No.

Does Karim Benzema deserve the Ballon d’Or this year?

Yes.

 

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