'France could've scored more against Bafana'

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France coach Didier Deschamps has claimed that his side could have scored even more goals following his side's resounding win over South Africa.

The reigning world champions highlighted their dominance on Tuesday evening when they recorded a comprehensive 5-0 win over Bafana Bafana in Lille, courtesy of a brace from Kylian Mbappe and goals from Olivier Giroud, Wissam Ben Yedder and Matteo Guendouzi.

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Despite the resounding nature of the victory, Les Bleus coach Didier Deschamps believed his side could have scored even more goals, as was perhaps reflected by the fact that South Africa captain Ronwen Williams was forced into making 11 saves in goal on the night.

"I'm demanding as a coach," Deschamps said in his post-match press conference, per Le 11 HDF. "We have already confronted teams like South Africa who defend well in numbers before and we were able to create a lot of chances, we could even have scored more."

"All this was very positive even if there were some corrections that need to be made. This match will serve us well for the next matches in June."

The 53-year-old now also holds the unique honour of having defeated South Africa as both a player and as a coach, after he previously captained France to a 3-0 Group C win at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, which Les Bleus went on to win. 

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