A shock wave. In an interview granted this Sunday evening to Canal +, the captain of the France team Amandine Henry publicly settled his accounts with the coach Corinne Deacon, who had not called her for the October rally.
“She’s the coach, she makes choices,” said the 31-year-old Lyon midfielder first. But when she called me to let me know, the call lasted 14 or 15 seconds, I’ll remember it all my life. Frankly, this phone call shocked me. She said to me: Amandine you know that the list comes out tomorrow and you will not be there compared to your current performances. I told him: Ok, good game, bye. That’s all. If it’s a sporting choice, you try to re-engage your player, but this discussion hurt me. In addition sportingly, I feel great. ”
For Amandine Henry, the problem is in any case not related to its services in the field. “I think it’s beyond the athlete, she says. I think it happened the week President Le Graët came to Lyon when we won the Champions League. It’s been a while since all the girls, from Lyon or elsewhere, had bad feedback on the coach. The arrival of the president was a godsend for us, we told each other the things that were wrong. I think the president gave her a phone call afterwards, which she must have had trouble digesting. I think the problem stems from there. ”
“Do I think the relationship of trust is broken between the coach and the team? Unfortunately yes “
During the interview, the player then returns to the World Cup in France last year where the Blue were eliminated in the quarterfinals by the United States (1-2). “After the World Cup, the coach wanted to do individual interviews, I told her during this interview that I had not been 100% fulfilled during the World Cup, recalls Henry. Sportingly but also humanely, because I have seen girls cry in their rooms. Me too, it happened to me. It was total chaos. Do I think that the relationship of trust is broken between the coach and the team? Unfortunately yes.”
From now on, the captain of the Bleues hopes that her public speaking will serve to shake things up. “Maybe we should have tried to talk to her more, I question myself too. But there in a few years, we have a Euro, a World Cup, and the Olympics in France which are coming, indicates the former player of Portland (United States) and PSG. So now is the time to resolve the situation. Not in three years. You have to tell yourself things. I would like us to all get together around a table, and put everything down to win this title. Let’s talk about football, the field, victories and ambitions. “
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