Moussa Sissoko: Deschamps gave me confidence

The Les Bleus star was happy to be given a chance in his side's World Cup qualifier with La Roja, after being involved in the build-up to Olivier Giroud's added-time equalizer.
France international Moussa Sissoko says he was delighted to play a part in Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Spain, and has thanked Didier Deschamps for having confidence in him.

The midfielder was a lively substitute in the World Cup qualifying tie, firing a Karim Benzema cross over the crossbar before being involved in the build-up to teammate Olivier Giroud's stoppage-time equalizer.

"Personally, I am very happy to have been put on. The coach trusted me," the 23-year-old told RMC. "The penultimate pass that allowed the team to equalize came from me."

Spain and France now share the summit of Group I with seven points each from their opening three matches.

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