Wednesday, December 13, 2017

France must qualify for the World Cup – Blanc

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 7 Oct 2017

159 Views

Laurent Blanc has heaped extra pressure on the France squad by telling them that they “must” qualify for the World Cup and then challenge to win it.

France possess one of the best squads in international football and were expected to cruise through qualification as a result, but Group A has proved tough.

Didier Deschamps’ men lead the group with two games remaining, but they are not yet assured of qualification or a play-off berth, with each of the top four nations still able to win the group.

France, who are a point ahead of Sweden at the summit, face a potentially tricky trip to Bulgaria on Saturday, before hosting Belarus on Tuesday.

Former coach Blanc remains confident Les Bleus will prevail.

“I trust the French team,” the 51-year-old told France 3.

“They have fantastic players, especially in the offensive third, but not just there. There will be pressure, but good pressure.

“I hope the French team will qualify for the World Cup – they must.

“If we can qualify, we will have a role to play. Will we win the World Cup? Well, you qualify to win it.”

Blanc also spoke about Paris Saint-Germain, another team he has coached.

The former defender always believed PSG could become a European force, but now thinks that dream could become reality following the arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

He added: “When I was coach of Paris Saint-Germain, I was convinced that PSG could win the Champions League.

“When will it happen? I don’t know, but maybe this year.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting �
Become a Writer
More More
Top