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France had 34 attempts, several of those on goal, two posts, numerous clear chances to score, but no matter what they tried, nothing worked.
It is football. It makes sense. To have so many chances and not to score one, it’s infuriating. We lacked a bit of accuracy. A number of little things were not sharp
Didier Deschamps told RTL France after the shocking 0-0 against Luxembourg, in Toulouse.
Luxembourg were heroic but we lacked realism and lucidity
the France coach also said, explaining what went wrong for his team.
His counterpart, Luc Holtz, didn’t hesitate to call the result ‘historic’ for Luxembourg.
This was a historic game for Luxembourg. For us, it is a day of glory
Holtz told reporters, before sharing some of the things said at halftime, in the dressing room.
At half-time I told my players to drink a lot of water. I asked them to be more aggressive in the tackle. We also adjusted some tactical details
the Luxembourg coach said. France now have just one point more than second-placed Sweden, with two matches left to play. Next month they are visiting Bulgaria, before hosting Belarus on the last day of the group matches.