Twenty-four hours after Amandine Henry’s shattering statements on the management of coach Corinne Deacon, the walls of the federation are still shaking. Hugo Lloris reacted at a press conference to the interview with the captain of the France team. “I was a little surprised, in the sense or when there are difficulties, misunderstandings, disagreements, in general we settle them internally, around a table, around the executives”, indicated the captain of Blues.
Has the point of no return now been reached? Can Lyon and Corinne Deacon work together as France plays a qualifying match for Euro 2022 against Austria on November 27 in Guingamp? The coach must disclose her list on Thursday. “There is still something to do, both parties love the France team, we say to the federation. There is a communication problem. She is aware that some girls have a status but in the France team, she is the leader. “
“I do not see how this can start again on good foundations”
Noël Le Graët, President of the FFF, is obviously very embarrassed by the situation. He appreciates the Lyon players but also Corinne Deacon whom he absolutely wanted to install at the head of the France team. And a dismissal would have a cost in a period when the federation has already lost money. “The president is going to attempt a crisis meeting,” we always say on the side of the FFF. People will have to release ballast. It will be very complicated but a conciliation remains possible. The Lyonnaises particularly reproach Corinne Deacon for stories of management, waking hours or breakfast. “The girls are especially in the frustration of not having won a title with the Blue so we are looking for the causes, advance a former player of the France team. Everyone must question themselves because the wrongs are often shared. “
“We will have to find common ground because the federation must be respected, believes a very influential agent in women’s football. The Lyonnaises won the Champions League but with the help of several foreign players. The problem is, they don’t accept authority. On his arrival as coach in Lyon, Reynald Pedros had removed a bowl of candy in the middle of the locker room, telling them that it was not a professional attitude. Three players then picked it up from his desk to put it back in the locker room. “
The technicians are much more skeptical about a reconciliation like Nicolas Gonfalone, former coach in women’s D1 in Issy. “You will try to smooth things over but the damage is done,” he said. I do not see how it can start again on a good basis because Amandine is the captain, therefore the relay between the coach and the other players. It takes cohesion in a group and here we are facing a case of divorce. “
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