Deschamps does not see Uruguay friendly as a 'test'

The new France boss has eased the pressure on his squad ahead of their tie against the South Americans, instead viewing it as a chance to experiment with new ideas
Didier Deschamps is labelling Wednesday's friendly encounter against Uruguay as a chance to rejuvenate the France national team, following their Euro 2012 debacle.

Several youngsters have been included in Les Bleus' squad, with the 43-year-old aiming to blood some newcomers as well as experiment with tactics in the build-up to qualification for World Cup 2014.

"I do not like using the word 'test'," the former Olympique de Marseille manager declared to Eurosport.

"It might never be easy to arrive in the French squad for the first time, but we are strong mentally and must digest the moment," he continued.

"My philosophies are to play effective football, using the ball to create problems for the opponent. We obviously do not play football for fun, and must always look to win.

"Wednesday's game will be an opportunity for everyone to grow with the France shirt. Hugo Lloris will be the captain for tonight. The more players I have who are used to guiding and motivating younger players to grow, the better."

Deschamps also lent insight into the formations he would be employing during the fixture against Oscar Tabarez's men, suggesting everyone would have an opportunity to impress.

"It is up to [Mamadou] Sakho and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to be as efficient as possible in defence. This will be their chance to prove their worth. Rio Mavuba is powerful, and has a role to play."

The Lille captain made his last appearance for France in March 2007, and has been selected to start in the friendly that kicks off at 20:00 CET.