Deschamp coming in strong
France and Denmark will clash at Luzhniki Stadium on Tuesday, and the winner will top Group C, though should results go against the Scandinavians, they could face an early exit.
There is certainly much on the line when the two nations meet in Moscow, but the tension was already rife between both managers after Hareide offered a scathing assessment of Les Bleus prior to the tournament. Denmark manager Age Hareide made snarky remarks about France, deeming them incapable of making it far in Russia.
“I don’t believe in this team,’ Hareide said (via Daily Mail). “They don’t have a leader such as Zinedine Zidane to lead them, someone who knew how to galvanise them.”
The veteran coach was particularly critical of Paul Pogba, as he further lambasted the midfielder’s provocative choice of haircuts. He added: “Good grief, does he only think about his haircuts? He played against Manchester City with his hair dyed blue and white, maybe he’ll have it red and white to play us.”
With no relation to the comments, France manager Didier Deschamps may opt to rest Paul Pogba and Blaise Matuidi, who were booked in the opening games. In response to the comments, Deschamps has since revealed that his players will use any negativity to fuel their own ambitions. Didier Deschamps is determined to exact revenge on Denmark manager Age Hareide, by claiming a win.
Denmark vs France on Tuesday – Will Deschamp get his revenge?