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Euro2016: Deschamps proud as France work until the end against spirited Albania

France coach Didier Deschamps was proud of his team as they clinched a last-gasp 2-0 win against Albania at Euro2016 on Wednesday night.

Les Bleus claimed their second consecutive win of the tournament with the help of 90th-minute and injury-time strikes from Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet respectively to see off a plucky Albania in Marseille.

"It shows the players are prepared to keep working right to the end," Deschamps, who controversially started Paul Pogba and Griezmann on the bench, told reporters.

"We are not stuck with playing one formation. We had a much better balance in the second half and were more aggressive.

"I would like to break the deadlock a little earlier, of course.

"They played with a lot of heart and spirit but in the end we found the solutions.

"My squad are great competitors and that is what I like to see. We were a little destabilised in the first half and we were not always working together. That is why I changed it."

Vyom Chaudhary
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