Thursday, May 28, 2015Thursday, May 28, 2015

New France coach Deschamps warns on player behaviour

Published on Aug 1, 2012 9:45 PM

PARIS (AFP) - New France coach Didier Deschamps on Wednesday warned players that they risked not being picked if they fell short of standards of behaviour when representing the national side.

"I really want everyone to have the right attitude and behave properly," said the former Marseille manager, who took over from Laurent Blanc after the European championships.

"If anyone doesn't do that, they'll be condemning themselves, not me. Being picked or not picked is a form of sporting sanction," he told AFP in an interview.

France midfielder Samir Nasri was last week handed a three-match ban from the national team following a French football federation (FFF) investigation into his behaviour during Euro 2012.

Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!