In the 1930s, Vittorio Pozzo led Italy to back-to-back FIFA World Cup victories. With France, Didier Deschamps is two games away from accomplishing that accomplishment once more. Just don’t anticipate him to want to think about it much.

The possibility was brought up in an interview with FIFA prior to Wednesday’s semi-final match against Morocco, and the France coach’s response was quite succinct. He is a wonderful man who accomplished wonderful things. Good for him, Deschamps said. “If you want to compare, I’ve only [gotten] as far as the semi-finals so far. We must consider the semifinal matchup with Morocco.

Although it was a reasonable answer, the 54-year-old was clearly doing something right. In 1998, a world champion served as France’s captain. 2018 will see a global champion as France’s coach. We are once again in Qatar’s semifinal round. Indeed, since Brazil in 1998, his France team is the first reigning champion to advance to the semifinals.

When asked what he is doing well, he mentions developing the appropriate dynamic off the field. Since I spend a lot of time with my crew, I have both group and one-on-one conversations with my athletes “He spoke “Maintaining this dynamic for everyone and spending lots of time with the players who don’t play are the two things that are most important to me.

We converse occasionally, and we also hold meetings. We converse throughout the day as well. Since I don’t have an office where I can greet each player individually, the players and I have a connection based on trust, which is crucial.

The Deschamps team would agree. In general, I believe he is a coach that goes above and beyond to help the players feel at ease, according to defender Jules Kounde.

Regarding his strategy, he is straightforward about what he anticipates from each player. Whether we play a lot or a little, this makes it possible for the players to feel involved. I believe this is one of the coach’s assets since we know exactly what he expects of us.