Deschamps: Jamaica win the best possible World Cup preparation

The 45-year-old believes the manner of his team's victory in Lille was the perfect way to prepare for the World Cup, where they will face Switzerland, Ecuador and Honduras
France coach Didier Deschamps believes that thrashing Jamaica in their final pre-World Cup friendly was the perfect preparation for Brazil.

Les Bleus put eight past Jamaica without reply - their biggest win since demolishing Azerbaijan 10-0 in their Euro 1996 qualifier - much to the delight of the expectant home crowd in Lille on Sunday.

Deschamps was pleased with the impressive display of attacking and attractive football and hailed his players' "confidence."

“It's good for everyone, for the players. Scoring eight goals is never easy. Some say it was just because of the opposition, Jamaica. But in their last match, they did not take slaps,” Deschamps told L’Equipe.

"This is a very good evening full of confidence, but without leaving an excess of confidence either. It is a good way to conclude our preparations."

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema scored two goals and created a further two from the left flank – a position usually occupied by the injured Franck Ribery – while Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud started up front against Jamaica.

Deschamps was delighted to see the two strikers work well together but insisted that he has other attacking options that he may explore in Brazil.

"I wanted to see them together but it's not [just] about the two. There is too much focus on the relationship between Olivier and Karim but there is also Mathieu [Valbuena] and others," Deschamps said.

"It can work. Today Karim and Olivier are in excellent physical condition so they can play better together."