French team – EdF: Daniel Riolo and his terrible charge against Didier Deschamps

There is fire at the FFF, but behind the Noël Le Graët controversy, Didier Deschamps succeeded in extending his contract at the head of the Blues. A victory at any cost acquired under the nose of Zinedine Zidane. And the recent denial of “DD” does not weigh heavily on Daniel Riolo.

In the current crisis of the French Football Federation, Noël Le Graët has been sidelined while waiting to learn more about the investigation launched into his conduct and his management of the case. On the other hand, despite a few questions and a way of doing things that was very unhappy, Didier Deschamps was extended until the World Cup in 2026, and nothing can change this decision taken by stealth. It is generally logical from a sporting point of view, as the French team has never experienced such regularity of results at the highest level in its history, with three finals in major competitions out of the last four.

Benzema, the only downside to Deschamps

Playing-wise, there are criticisms that can be leveled at Didier Deschamps, and in particular the fact that the Blues defend and suffer a lot in big games despite a golden generation and some of the best players in the world. Regarding the group management, if everything is generally positive, the Karim Benzema case, from his return to his departure on the eve of the start of the World Cup, has raised big questions. These have now been swept away by the announcement by the Real Madrid forward of his international retirement.

But at present, if Didier Deschamps is appointed, it will be on his great complicity with Noël Le Graët, which he has not let go despite the FFF president’s extravagant outburst about Zinedine Zidane, which has sparked a real outcry. “ His comments, which he acknowledged and admitted, were inappropriate. I think it is a very good thing that he apologized to Zizou. The sporting situation has led to a sporting rivalry between the two of us, even for some an opposition. “, explained Didier Deschamps in front of the press. A sporting rivalry and nothing more? Daniel Riolo doesn’t think so at all, who dreams of a huge sweep within 3F and takes the national coach along for the ride.

Riolo accuses Deschamps of wanting to overtake Zidane

For “Big Mouth” of After Foot, the denial of Didier Deschamps, in which he assures that he has enormous respect for his former teammate, does not hold water for a second. Daniel Riolo goes even further, saying the Blues coach was ready to stay on, only to prevent Zidane from succeeding him. “ He is stuck, he is sprayed because from the beginning he has been hand in hand with Noël Le Graët. I still remember very clearly interviews in which Didier Deschamps said that everything that was said about Noël Le Graët was gossip, that there would never be anything, that the review would be empty. He supported him, I’m sorry, but the results and the fact that he shines with the French team, at some point it can no longer cover him. Today, even without wanting to talk, he admitted a rivalry with Zidane. I support the theory that he would have stayed at any cost, if only to block Zidane’s path. He would have suffered terribly to see Zidane succeed him. It’s a matter of ego, we know they are not friends contrary to what legend would have you believe “, the polemicist on the C antenna delivered to you. A frontal attack which confirms many reports from recent weeks that the respective agents of Didier Deschamps and Zinedine Zidane are also at war.

Another stone in the garden of the FFF, where infighting has already done a lot of damage. The proof with the announcement of the extension of Didier Deschamps’ contract, which even surprised the members of the executive committee, stayed away from the discussions and even from the decision, until the last moment. Not to mention the showdown won by Jean-Pierre Bernès, Didier Deschamps’ agent, who managed to convince Le Graët to give his colt a four-year contract, against the two originally planned. And the current setbacks from the chairman of the FFF do not change the situation for “DD”, who will be boss of the blues for the next few years.

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