Didier Deschamps delivers ruthless half-time speech during France win

Didier Deschamps delivers ruthless half-time teamtalk during France’s 14-0 demolition of Gibraltar and tells his players ‘you could smash’ the record for most goals scored

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France boss Didier Deschamps delivered a brilliant but ruthless teamtalk during his side’s 14-0 destruction of Gibraltar in Euro 2024 qualifiers. 

There were ten different scorers in the game inckuding a Kylian Mbappe hattrick, a late Olivier Giroud brace and an own-goal from Gibraltar defender Ethan Santos.

His night only got worse after the third minute own-goal as the Manchester 62 centre back was then sent off fifteen minutes later for a challenge on Warren Zaire-Emery. 

France were 7-0 up and cruising at half-time but this didn’t stop manager Deschamps form urging his players for more.

The World Cup winner, as both player and manager, told his players ‘you could smash’ the record for most goals scored. 

Didier Deschamps delivered a ruthless half-time talk but commended his players for their performance 

He urged his players to score more despite them being 7-0 up already by haftime 

The record was actually 13-0 when Germany beat San Marino in 2006 for Euro 2008 qualifiers

Deschamps was as ruthless as they come when he urged his side to smash the record

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Deschamps said: ‘Full marks boys for the first half. Lets have more of the same in the second. Keep things as simple as possible and whenever we can we score. 

‘It’s 7-0, but there are no limits. I want the same determination from everybody. 

‘The record is 10-0, out of interest, you could smash it. Don’t hold back boys’

And his side did just that when Veteran striker Olivier Giroud came off the bench to score twice, breaking the 13-0 record set by Germany against San Marino in 2006 for Euro 2008 qualifying. 

Marcus Thuram, Jonathan Clauss, Youssouf Fofana, Adrien Rabiot and Ousmane Dembélé all scored for Les Bleus, while Giroud and Kingsley Coman grabbed a brace alongside Mbappe’s hattrick.

The second ranked side in the world had 39 attempts on goal, 19 of which were on target, while Gibraltar, who are ranked 198th, failed to muster a chance. 

Les Bleus are unbeaten in Euro qualifiers and have already booked their place in the Germany next summer, however Gibraltar are yet to win or score throughout qualification. 

France had nine different scorers during the game including braces from Olivier Giroud and Kingsley Coman

Kylian Mbappe slotted an excellent hattrick with his third goal considered the best of the bunch 


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