France manager Didier Deschamps has stated that he is very satisfied with his side’s progress to the knockout stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
World Cup following Thursday’s 1-0 victory over Peru.
Kylian Mbappe netted the winning goal for France in the first half.
Deschamps men have failed to hit expected standard in their first two games despite already making it to the round of 16.
“We are in the knockout stages so we are very satisfied,” Deschamps told reporters at full time.
“It was tougher in the second period. We played a better game in the first half – it was more fluid and flowing.
“However, we were solid after the break which helped us get this result.
“The defending doesn’t just come from the defence – the attacking players helped the team be more compact.
This aided with the recovering of the ball in the first half – less so in the second half.”
France will finish off their Group C campaign against Denmark next Tuesday at the Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.