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
Didier Deschamps was full of praise for his France side
after they started their World Cup campaign with a win over
Honduras on Sunday.
In a bruising encounter that saw Honduras midfielder Wilson
Palacios sent off, Karim Benzema's double and a Noel
Valladares own goal gave France a well-deserved 3-0
victory in Porto Alegre.
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-
"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.