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France boss Didier Deschamps didn’t seem to like the pressure put on his team by former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho who was sacked from his job as Tottenham manager, claimed that France have the best squad to win the European Championship, and claimed that it will be a failure for them not to win.
Mourinho told The Sun of the weight of expectation France will be carrying at the summer tournament: “I cannot see any weakness. If I had to say one team to win it, I will say them – because the group of players is fantastic.
“They have to win it. If not, it is an unsuccessful Euros.”
Deschamps didn’t seem impressed by the comments made by the former Tottenham manager as he told telefoot: “I thought the same thing about his Tottenham team, but it did not end up happening like that.
“Yes, we are favourites due to the status of world champions. It is not a pressure, it is the reality, we will not flee the debate on the presence of France among the favourites of this Euro.
“Obviously, I have a very important attacking potential, but it’s not just that. There is a balance to be found, through adjustments. I hope to have the ball as much as possible, but there are times when we won’t have it, and we will have to keep our strength.”