France Has No One to Carry the Water

Jul 11, 2016, 09:37 PM

This week on The Play, George Quraishi is joined by Bobby Warshaw (Harrisburg City Islanders) and Stephen Keel (formerly of NY Red Bulls, Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas) to discuss a normal-yet-all-too-familiar play from France in their Euro '16 performance against Portugal. The players look okay but the team looks out of whack. It's clear that France never fully lived up to the hype and played to the best of their potential. Manager Didier Deschamps has come under fire. But what, exactly, could he and the players have done better? George, Stephen, and Bobby break down a single play to highlight Deschamps's approach and how it impacted the players.