Didier Deschamps wants all-out France attack against Germany
Deschamps delighted with attacking performance as France beat Iceland 5-2
July 4th, 2016
France produced their best attacking display of Euro 2016 as they put Germany to the sword, with Les Bleus firing in four first-half goals.
Olivier Giroud, Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet and Antoine Griezmann all found the net, with Giroud scoring his second of the game after half-time to illustrate that France will be potent when they meet the Germans on Thursday night.
Didier Deschamps cut a delighted figure after the game, with the French boss full of praise for his progressive team who seem to be finding a new level after lacklustre group performances against Romania, Albania and Switzerland.
“We showed in the second half against the Republic of Ireland and here, against Iceland, that we’re playing better now than we were,” said Deschamps.
“Look, Germany are Germany. They’re the reigning world champions and one of the best sides at the European Championship. They had a scare against Italy in the quarter-final but other than that, they’ve been in control of all the games they’ve played.
“But it won’t be a stroll in the park for them: we’ll go all out for it. We’re playing in France, our own country, and we’ll go all out for it. We have to remember anything is possible.
“It will be a totally different match on Thursday. The Germans are the world champions and they’re often in the last four of major tournaments but, as a group, we have a lot of desire to try and get our own back for what happened in the World Cup.
“We beat them here in a friendly match, winning 2-0, back in November but it will be completely different in Marseille. We’re playing a European semi-final in front of a home crowd. I’m proud of what we’re achieving. I hope we come out with the right result once again.”