Karim Benzema inspired France to a 3-0 victory in Group E over Honduras and their head coach was thrilled with their approach to the game throughout the 90 minutes
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It puts them top of Group E ahead of Friday's fixture against Switzerland, after France were not required to be at their very best in what proved a comfortable win.
Having seemingly avoided any injuries in a hard-fought encounter against physical opposition, Deschamps was also delighted with how his side performed at the Estadio Beira-Rio.
"We were patient. We had chances and hit the bar twice in the first half," he told TF1.
"This is a very good start. We did good things during our preparation but this is the competition. Winning today is a very good start and we will enjoy this victory.
"A 3-0 win in the World Cup, it's never easy. It was well done. Congratulations to [the players)."
France and Switzerland are separated by goal difference at the top of the group after the Swiss secured a last-gasp victory over Ecuador earlier on Sunday.
The two meet in Salvador knowing the victor is very likely to take top spot in Group E and face a more favourable draw in the knockout stage.