Deschamps not bothered by unconvincing display in win over Peru

Deschamps not bothered by unconvincing display in win over Peru

Deschamps not bothered by unconvincing display in win over Peru

No real worries for France, which means Deschamps has to choose the formation and strategy he is going to go with for this Fifa World Cup 2018 Group C match.

And within four minutes they were made to pay when France took the lead, Pogba combining with Giroud to set up the opening for Mbappe, who fired home from close range with the goalkeeper stranded.

Peru's best outlet in the first half was rampaging full-back Luis Advincula, who had the beating of defender Lucas Hernandez down France's left flank.

"I have always said that the World Cup is a dream for any player and it was a dream for me too, it was a dream that came true and I hope there will be more days like this", Mbappe, arguably the best player in the world in his age bracket, said afterwards.

Didier Deschamps' team were far from fluid against Australia in their opening game in Russian Federation, needing the video assistant referee (VAR) and the consequent Antoine Griezmann penalty, then an own goal about 10 minutes from time, to snatch a 2-1 win.

"They are a physically strong team, very tall players, that's their weapon and we played against France and they have more quality and creativity in their players, but I think the Danish are maybe more a team", he said.

"The attackers made an effort to make the team compact, working to recover the ball".

Peru again showed why it is one of the most fun teams to watch at this year's World Cup, using creativity to open spaces for scoring opportunities.

Blaise Matuidi went into the book for a trip as Peru tried to counter before France conceded a free kick in a risky position on the left, only for Alberto Rodriguez to be adjudged to have pushed Samuel Umtiti as the delivery came in.

"The opponents did what they needed to put us in difficulty. But in our weaker periods, we were still solid".

France are top of Group C with a 100 per cent record ahead of their final game against second placed Denmark on Tuesday.

Peru grew in confidence in the second half as they chased an equaliser but the South Americans could not find a way past France's well-marshalled back line. A second win, so we have qualified, which was our aim.

"I wasn't nervous but I wasn't totally satisfied". "There was rhythm, but we found it hard getting out and when we were in possession, we did not keep hold of it for long. We know we can improve and that is the direction we are trying to head in".

"We suffered in the second half", the French tactician told TF1 post-match.

Related news