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'Dom' wants his Bleus to go out on a high and he certainly isn't holding his breathe for a miracle...

Speaking after France’s defeat against Mexico on Thursday night, Raymond Domenech indicated that he still has confidence in his team and that he still has a belief that they can yet show something positive at the World Cup.

After two fixtures, France have yet to score a goal. A 0-0 draw with Uruguay set the tone, and that was swiftly followed by a tame 2-0 reverse against Mexico, during which the players quickly lost heart.

“The dominant feeling is sadness,” he said, according to France Football. “I have confidence in this team. It has potential, it has quality. I'm disappointed.”

Domenech was keen to look to the future and to next Tuesday’s match with South Africa, which may prove to be his last in charge of les Bleus.

“There's still a match and we must react, and show something,” he explained. “We must go out with dignity, show that the France team can score. A miracle is what we’re playing for – and our pride. A miracle is possible... but hey, when it doesn’t depend on us, we should not dream.”

It would appear that Domenech, who spoke in a resigned fashion, already has his thoughts on retirement after six years leading France.


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