Sports France Coach, Didier Deschamps, Speaks About Losing Euro 2016 to Portugal



France Manager, Didier Deschamps, has expressed regrets that his side couldn't beat Portugal to win Euro 2016 on Sunday.

Both sides played a goalless draw in normal time before Portugal's Eder slotted in a long range effort in extra time to give Portugal their first major international trophy.

Speaker afterwards, Deschamps said France should've make their goal-scoring chances count.

"Even if we were a little bit tired, that's not an excuse," said Deschamps. "It came down to tiny details - it was a close match. It's a great disappointment for it to end now."

"We had chances to score, and the last one fell to Gignac," added Deschamps. "We had chances, as did the Portuguese, but unfortunately they scored," he said.

"We must not throw everything that we've done away, but we threw away a great chance to be European champions - not the only one, but a great one," he said.


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