France World Cup win ‘as beautiful’ as 1998 victory for Deschamps

France win ‘as beautiful’ as 1998 victory for Deschamps

Didier Deschamps said France were “swimming in happiness” after his players interrupted his post-World Cup final press conference, dancing and showering their manager in drinks as they celebrated their 4-2 win over Croatia.

Deschamps then tried to compose himself to give his view on France’s second World Cup triumph – he was the captain of the team that won the trophy in 1998.

“My story is linked to that of the players. I had the immense privilege and happiness to experience that as a player 20 years ago, and it was in France as well so it will remain with me forever.

“But what they have done today is just as big and just as beautiful,” said Deschamps. “There are two things that matter – one is that these 23 players are now together for life, whatever happens, and also that from now on they will not be the same again, because they are world champions.“AFP

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