French President Emmanuel Macron, in a speech that lasted a minute and a half in the French dressing room, praised the players because they are “the dreams of men and women.” In a darkened space, as the players sat dormant, with Coach Deschamps by his side, Micron gave a short speech.
“You made millions of French men and women dream, and they are still in shock today. You delighted the billions of people who watched this game. You played great football and great sport. Lessons you will learn from it. There will be no regrets after this match, no doubt.” “Please don’t be so sad. I love this. Listen to me carefully. You are a great team because I don’t think there is another team that can do what you did, come back twice and come close to winning.”
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—EmmanuelMacron December 18, 2022
He looked ahead and told the players that the future is bright.
“It’s football, it’s a sport, but you can’t help it. You had the heart, the hunger, the desire and the talent to go there. That’s why I came to see you and thank you,” he told the players. For those who stopped playing at that time. There are many younger people who have done more as president than me.
“You get more because you have a crazy experience on board. Tonight will be tough, but tomorrow we will attack. This is how we win them. In any case, I am proud of you. Long live the Republic and long live France.”
A light round of applause spread through the room and Macron turned around and kissed Didier Deschamps for a long time.
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