Didier Deschamps Says He’s Not Worried For World Cup After Denmark Defeat

World Cup holders France lost 2-0 to Denmark in their last Group 1 game but managed to secure their place in the top tier at the end of a dismal campaign on Sunday.

Didier Deschamps’ side finished third in the Nations League standings with five points from six games after Kasper Dolberg and Andreas Skov Olsen scored first-half goals for Denmark.

France will also play Denmark in a Group D game at the World Cup in November.

France, who had several first-team players out injured, including Paul Pogba, Karim Benzema and Hugo Lloris, were distant from their best. French coach Deschamps will hope that all have recovered for the tournament in Qatar.

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“We had a lot of chances, but we were not aggressive enough and made several technical mistakes,” Deschamps said. “We had a young team and they don’t have the experience of a high level. Tonight was a reality check.

“I’m not worried for the World Cup because we’ll get most of our injured players back in time. We don’t however think we’re stronger than the others and we know it’s going to be a big fight,” he stated.