Corinne Deacon (coach of the France team, before match against Norway): “The watchword is not to lose. We want to see another face of the France team, to have a team that fights. If that’s the case, and we put the right ingredients, not just a minimum, it shouldn’t go too badly, even if we can also come up against a very good team from Norway. But without worrying about the opponent, we have to perform.
We cannot be satisfied with having conceded five goals in two matches at the last meeting, nor with having scored a single goal in two matches. We will not settle everything on this course in three sessions, and at the same time, everything is not to be thrown away. We want to do better, already from a game point of view. I’m not going to say that I don’t care about the result, because I never care, but already the performance of the team will be important. »
Wendie Renard (captain of the French team, before Norway-France): “The goal is to win. We focused on the defensive aspect, we want to find simple things. We are focused for tomorrow. The coach made her video return on the things that did not work.
(On the offensive aspect) We have the situations, but we’re not killer enough. When we play big nations, they don’t make gifts. We will have to manage not to face the Norwegians. Norway remains a great nation, which has won trophies. I don’t know if we can say that they are injured after the Euro (elimination in the first round), in any case they still have great players, it will be a difficult match. Against them, it has always been very athletic matches. »