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France coach Deschamps explains hooking Saliba, Camavinga at halftime of Denmark defeat

France coach Didier Deschamps blamed William Saliba's inexperience for his halftime hook in Sunday's defeat to Denmark.

France were two down at the interval of their final Nations League group game, and Deschamps made the decision to hook the Arsenal defender at the interval alongside Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.

"I don't think it's a shipwreck, we also had a lot of chances but we were ineffective, we made some errors when playing out from the back," he said.

"It's a young French side, where the majority of the players don't have experience at the very highest level.

"It's not a question of formations, but when you have four corners and a Danish player is left alone each time, you can play with three, five or twelve at the back, it doesn't change a thing.

"There's no need to worry, the fact that the players with international experience are coming back will do us good,' he said.

"Cama was not in the best mood, it can happen. He has not been with us for a long time and he's starting the match already. He was not the only one either. It will serve him well for the future just as it will serve others.

"Obviously we have young, quality players who are learning but the important thing is to recover all our vital, experienced players for two months' time."



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