Didier Deschamps has atrributed France’s 2018 FIFA World Cup triumph in Russia to their mental quality.
Les Bleus who won their first title in 1998 on home soil join the likes of Brazil, Germany, Italy, Argentina and Uruguay as crowed World Champions on more than one occassion.
Deschamps became the third man in history to win the World Cup as a player and a head coach after Brazil’s Mario Zagallo and West Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer.
An own goal from Mario Mandzukic, a penalty strike from Antoine Griezmann before second half strikes from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe seven minutes later sealed victory for France despite goals from Ivan Perisic and Mandzukic.
“How marvellous! It’s a young team, who are on the top of the world. Some are champions at the age of 19,” Deschamps said his his post match interview.
“We did not play a huge game but we showed mental quality. And we scored four goals anyway. They deserved to win.
“The group worked so hard and we had some tough moments along the way. It hurt so much to lose the Euro two years ago, but it made us learn too.
“The win is not about me, it’s the players who won the game. For 55 days, we have done a lot of work. It is the supreme coronation. We are proud to be French, to be Blues. The victory in the match belongs to them. Vive le Republic.”
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