January 18 News French media L’Equipe reporter Francois Verdenet wrote a column and sorted out
The relationship between Didier Deschamps and the former meritorious teammates of the French national team.
First, the absence of the last dinner.
The last time the teammates of that national team had dinner together was in December 2021, which was a star-studded gathering.
From Zidane, Fabian Barthez, Yuri Djorkaeff, Lizarazu, Alan Bogosin, Vincent Candela, Frank Leboeuf, Bernard Diomède, Thuram,
Even Dugarry was at the dinner table in Paris.
“The 98 France team is like a family. In fact, we have invited everyone. Everyone wants Didier to come. We have ups and downs, quarrels, stories, but a very strong force unites us.
Together, they maintained a relationship that lasted 25 years.”
In fact, former French Football Association President Noël Le Graët criticized Zidane’s words, which made Deschamps’ situation (at least the public opinion environment) more embarrassing, and the former teammates did not “let him go”.
For most members of France 98, Deschamps should react as quickly as Mbappe and stand up for Zidane.
And apart from Zidane, the vast majority were against Noël Le Graët, further isolating Didier Deschamps.
Dugarry taunted Deschamps in a live broadcast on Monte Carlo Radio: “Our feeling is that Deschamps has his own position, so he will follow his position. This is his job.”
“I don’t want to give away the secret, but we communicated. We had a WhatsApp group and we were all shocked, to be honest, we were all behind Zidane. We all felt attacked (Zidane’s attack was attacking the whole France 98 team.
), and Deschamps is not in our group, but he didn’t lock his account like I heard.
We created this group over dinner, but Deschamps wasn’t actually in it at all, it’s a group to wish everyone a happy birthday.
Note: It’s not being kicked out of the group, but not being there at all.
As for Deschamps’ failure to attend Zidane’s birthday party on the last weekend of June 2022, this is also what has been previously reported.
Didier Deschamps had just gone through the pain of losing his father, and in fact the anonymous person assured that many people invited Didier very well, and he really didn’t attend because of something.