Didier Deschamps was pleased after his side successfully managed to keep Cristiano Ronaldo at bay in the Nations League encounter.
France were able to accomplish something on Sunday not many teams are capable of accomplishing – the back-breaking task of neutralizing Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portugal record-goalscorer took a total of three shots in the match, which is a low count by his standards, with none of them making it into the back of the net.
Portugal have a wealth of talent at their disposal but it was not much of a surprise to see them being held last night, considering the fact that their talisman and captain did not perform at his usual high levels.
The Juventus superstar has now failed to find the back of the net in each of the five occasions he has faced Les Bleus.
Speaking after the 0-0 draw, Didier Deschamps expresses his satisfaction after his players kept Ronaldo, the biggest goalscoring threat on the pitch, silent for all 90 minutes yet again.
“We can always do better, then there is the quality of the opponent too,” the France boss told M6 post-match, via Goal.
“They take precautions like us, with respect to the players opposite like Cristiano, who we didn’t see too much tonight.
“I knew Portugal were a great team, we saw that tonight. It’s better when there are goals, but hey there is quality and not just offense.”