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Joseph F.L., French surgeon, 1740-1824. See: Deschamps needle.
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Not all players have a straightforward journey and are at their best all season," Deschamps said of Pogba.
Deschamps was key in France's last success after skippering his country to Euro 2000, having done the same as they won the World Cup on home soil two years earlier.
The pressure on Deschamps and his players will be immense in Paris tomorrow as they are hot favourites to beat Portugal.
We have three days before the final, it's very short so we have to savour this victory," coach Deschamps told reporters.
Kante is excellent in the midfield anchor role and would certainly stop Toni Kroos from finding time and space to run the show, but Deschamps was happy with the Paul Pogba-Iceland who are, admittedly, lesser opposition.
Deschamps has no doubt the Germans, two years on from being crowned world champions, remain the best team around - indeed, he feels they have given the "best impression" of any side at the tournament so far.
Former Chelsea favourite Deschamps warned: "We know they often use low, straight throw-ins with well-defined positioning because that's something they've been repeating match after match.
I remember yes but your interpretation is wrong," Deschamps said.
Deschamps said of Griezmann: "I know he is not happy that he was on the bench.
NEWCASTLE United midfielder Moussa Sissoko appears highly unlikely to start for France against Albania tonight - even if Les Bleus coach Didier Deschamps decides to alter his tactics.
FRANCE coach Didier Deschamps believes it is crucial for the hosts to make a positive start when they kick off their Euro 2016 campaign against Romania at the Stade de France tonight.
KARIM BENZEMA reignited the row over his Euro 2016 omission by accusing Didier Deschamps of giving in "to the pressure of a racist part of France".