Deschamps still sees room for French improvement

Dave Tickner

France coach Didier Deschamps says there is still room for improvement from his side after a workmanlike 2-0 win over Uruguay secured a place in the World Cup semi-final.

Les Bleus rarely matched the effervescent attacking quality of the last-16 victory over Argentina, but a Raphael Varane header put France in control before Fernando Muslera’s howler allowed a speculative Antoine Griezmann strike to double the lead.

“We had done something big against Argentina and today we have again raised our level,” Deschamps told BeIN Sports. “I have a good team that still has plenty of room for improvement.

“You can see our lack of experience sometimes, but we have so many qualities too.

“In any case, it definitely won’t be a failed World Cup now, and we’ll wait to find out our opponents and see what happens.”

France will play Brazil or Belgium in St Petersburg on Tuesday night with a place in the World Cup final at stake.