Schneiderlin praised for impressive World Cup debut

Daily Echo: Morgan Schneiderlin, front row far right, lines up with the French team ahead of last night's draw with Ecuador Morgan Schneiderlin, front row far right, lines up with the French team ahead of last night's draw with Ecuador

SAINTS midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin made an impressive full senior international debut for France last night.

Making his first start, and winning his second cap, the 24-year-old played the full 90 minutes as the French drew 0-0 with Ecuador at The Maracana Stadium.

French boss Didier Deschamps praised Schneiderlin for an impressive World Cup debut.

He said: “He plays for a club that is not one of the most high-profile and he may not be that well-known, but he can play in front of the back four and he did very well.”

Les Bleus secured top spot in Group E and a last 16 showdown with Nigeria despite being held to a 0-0 draw by Ecuador, who had their Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia sent off for a two-footed lunge on Lucas Digne.

Deschamps, who had made a six changes to his starting line-up said: “I'm satisfied, we have finished first in our group, we are qualified for the knockout round and all is well.

“My team selection was not by chance and it's important that all players get into the rhythm. Now we have five days to prepare for our game against Nigeria.

“They had a team with 10 players in front of us defending well, we had an enormous number of chances and we are disappointed we were not as effective as in our previous matches.

“Some people thought we were the kings of the world after beating Switzerland [5-2] but Ecuador showed they have qualities, and Argentina had a difficult match against Nigeria.

“Nigeria are a strong fast team who have great qualities and it is going to be a really difficult match and we will have to fight.”

France's Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho could easily have been dismissed had match officials seen an elbow on Oswaldo Minda early on in the game, but Deschamps added: “I didn't see that - we had a number of duels, it was a tough match.”

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8:07am Thu 26 Jun 14

Southampton boy says...

t good to are lad out there I just hope he comes back to us? and not join the party.
now wew will see what are new manager is like and see who he can get in
t good to are lad out there I just hope he comes back to us? and not join the party. now wew will see what are new manager is like and see who he can get in Southampton boy
  • Score: 5

8:07am Thu 26 Jun 14

Southampton boy says...

t good to are lad out there I just hope he comes back to us? and not join the party.
now wew will see what are new manager is like and see who he can get in
t good to are lad out there I just hope he comes back to us? and not join the party. now wew will see what are new manager is like and see who he can get in Southampton boy
  • Score: 3

8:17am Thu 26 Jun 14

Thankyounicola says...

Thank you for making your club proud Morgan. You will always be a true saint. The French coach said after the match that Southampton is not a high profile club. It will be if players like you stay and we punch above our weight.
Thank you for making your club proud Morgan. You will always be a true saint. The French coach said after the match that Southampton is not a high profile club. It will be if players like you stay and we punch above our weight. Thankyounicola
  • Score: 28

8:24am Thu 26 Jun 14

Saint Jinx says...

Thankyounicola wrote:
Thank you for making your club proud Morgan. You will always be a true saint. The French coach said after the match that Southampton is not a high profile club. It will be if players like you stay and we punch above our weight.
I don't quite agree with the statement about punching above our weight. So why are Liverpool not punching above their weight - considering where they were in the 60s? Or Man City - considering they went down to the 2nd tier (before we did I believe), or any other team. What is the accepted "weight" then?
[quote][p][bold]Thankyounicola[/bold] wrote: Thank you for making your club proud Morgan. You will always be a true saint. The French coach said after the match that Southampton is not a high profile club. It will be if players like you stay and we punch above our weight.[/p][/quote]I don't quite agree with the statement about punching above our weight. So why are Liverpool not punching above their weight - considering where they were in the 60s? Or Man City - considering they went down to the 2nd tier (before we did I believe), or any other team. What is the accepted "weight" then? Saint Jinx
  • Score: 10

8:28am Thu 26 Jun 14

There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire says...

I thought notre Morgan looked like a seasoned international. Calm on the ball and at the root of all France's moves
I thought notre Morgan looked like a seasoned international. Calm on the ball and at the root of all France's moves There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire
  • Score: 11

8:50am Thu 26 Jun 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Why did the coach feel it necessary to make remarks like that? If he says that in public what is he saying to Morgan privately? That's the sort of thing that takes the joy out of seeing one of our lads play for his country.
Why did the coach feel it necessary to make remarks like that? If he says that in public what is he saying to Morgan privately? That's the sort of thing that takes the joy out of seeing one of our lads play for his country. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 21

9:04am Thu 26 Jun 14

Warnford cookie says...

congratulations to Morgan on his World cup debut, he looked accomplished and had flair. He would be an asset to any team but plays for the team in Red and White who will make the Premiership sit up and take notice this coming season. a regular International calling awaits now that Deschamps has discovered where Southampton is!
congratulations to Morgan on his World cup debut, he looked accomplished and had flair. He would be an asset to any team but plays for the team in Red and White who will make the Premiership sit up and take notice this coming season. a regular International calling awaits now that Deschamps has discovered where Southampton is! Warnford cookie
  • Score: 14

9:07am Thu 26 Jun 14

simmosailor says...

he didn't put a foot wrong throughout the game. only 1 bad pass otherwise he looked cool, calm and totally at home. good lad
he didn't put a foot wrong throughout the game. only 1 bad pass otherwise he looked cool, calm and totally at home. good lad simmosailor
  • Score: 13

9:21am Thu 26 Jun 14

killared says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Why did the coach feel it necessary to make remarks like that? If he says that in public what is he saying to Morgan privately? That's the sort of thing that takes the joy out of seeing one of our lads play for his country.
I watch the game yesterday on TF1 French TV and the coach never said anything about SAINTS he praise Morgan about his performance Deschamps was just upset because Morgan didn't try to shoot more on goal that's it.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Why did the coach feel it necessary to make remarks like that? If he says that in public what is he saying to Morgan privately? That's the sort of thing that takes the joy out of seeing one of our lads play for his country.[/p][/quote]I watch the game yesterday on TF1 French TV and the coach never said anything about SAINTS he praise Morgan about his performance Deschamps was just upset because Morgan didn't try to shoot more on goal that's it. killared
  • Score: 6

9:26am Thu 26 Jun 14

jls217 says...

Did himself no harm at all with that display. Always seen Spiderman as the jewel in the crown at the club - just never going to get the glamour highlights but he is composed at all times and not yet publicly asked for a threesome so he's more intelligent than some too.

I propose we make him an honorary 'ampshire 'og with a suggestion to the Queen that he's knighted.

Thank you for you efforts and loyalty Morgan there a few who could learn respect from you.
Did himself no harm at all with that display. Always seen Spiderman as the jewel in the crown at the club - just never going to get the glamour highlights but he is composed at all times and not yet publicly asked for a threesome so he's more intelligent than some too. I propose we make him an honorary 'ampshire 'og with a suggestion to the Queen that he's knighted. Thank you for you efforts and loyalty Morgan there a few who could learn respect from you. jls217
  • Score: 8

9:35am Thu 26 Jun 14

Thankyounicola says...

Saint Jinx wrote:
Thankyounicola wrote:
Thank you for making your club proud Morgan. You will always be a true saint. The French coach said after the match that Southampton is not a high profile club. It will be if players like you stay and we punch above our weight.
I don't quite agree with the statement about punching above our weight. So why are Liverpool not punching above their weight - considering where they were in the 60s? Or Man City - considering they went down to the 2nd tier (before we did I believe), or any other team. What is the accepted "weight" then?
If we aim to win PL or finish in top 2-3 today I would have thought we would be punching above our weight. Having said that I don't see why we can't do what Athletico Madrid did in Spain. Needs desire, drive, courage and most importantly loyalty from the players and manager and vision from the owner/board. If a team is consistently on the top for many years then question of 'punching above our weight' does not arise. I do believe Saints is a unique club in England and people will be not very surprised we start reaching greater heights
[quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thankyounicola[/bold] wrote: Thank you for making your club proud Morgan. You will always be a true saint. The French coach said after the match that Southampton is not a high profile club. It will be if players like you stay and we punch above our weight.[/p][/quote]I don't quite agree with the statement about punching above our weight. So why are Liverpool not punching above their weight - considering where they were in the 60s? Or Man City - considering they went down to the 2nd tier (before we did I believe), or any other team. What is the accepted "weight" then?[/p][/quote]If we aim to win PL or finish in top 2-3 today I would have thought we would be punching above our weight. Having said that I don't see why we can't do what Athletico Madrid did in Spain. Needs desire, drive, courage and most importantly loyalty from the players and manager and vision from the owner/board. If a team is consistently on the top for many years then question of 'punching above our weight' does not arise. I do believe Saints is a unique club in England and people will be not very surprised we start reaching greater heights Thankyounicola
  • Score: 8

10:03am Thu 26 Jun 14

Rising_Son says...

Thankyounicola wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
Thankyounicola wrote:
Thank you for making your club proud Morgan. You will always be a true saint. The French coach said after the match that Southampton is not a high profile club. It will be if players like you stay and we punch above our weight.
I don't quite agree with the statement about punching above our weight. So why are Liverpool not punching above their weight - considering where they were in the 60s? Or Man City - considering they went down to the 2nd tier (before we did I believe), or any other team. What is the accepted "weight" then?
If we aim to win PL or finish in top 2-3 today I would have thought we would be punching above our weight. Having said that I don't see why we can't do what Athletico Madrid did in Spain. Needs desire, drive, courage and most importantly loyalty from the players and manager and vision from the owner/board. If a team is consistently on the top for many years then question of 'punching above our weight' does not arise. I do believe Saints is a unique club in England and people will be not very surprised we start reaching greater heights
What's the difference between "punching above our weight" and doing well in spite of being rubbish?
[quote][p][bold]Thankyounicola[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thankyounicola[/bold] wrote: Thank you for making your club proud Morgan. You will always be a true saint. The French coach said after the match that Southampton is not a high profile club. It will be if players like you stay and we punch above our weight.[/p][/quote]I don't quite agree with the statement about punching above our weight. So why are Liverpool not punching above their weight - considering where they were in the 60s? Or Man City - considering they went down to the 2nd tier (before we did I believe), or any other team. What is the accepted "weight" then?[/p][/quote]If we aim to win PL or finish in top 2-3 today I would have thought we would be punching above our weight. Having said that I don't see why we can't do what Athletico Madrid did in Spain. Needs desire, drive, courage and most importantly loyalty from the players and manager and vision from the owner/board. If a team is consistently on the top for many years then question of 'punching above our weight' does not arise. I do believe Saints is a unique club in England and people will be not very surprised we start reaching greater heights[/p][/quote]What's the difference between "punching above our weight" and doing well in spite of being rubbish? Rising_Son
  • Score: 1

10:07am Thu 26 Jun 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

excellent performance by spider, what else would we expect.
it makes me laugh that the media are surprised he played so well, if they and Deschamps bothered to watch him play they might understand what a quality player he is. you don't get some of the highest ratings in the prem 2 years in a row by being an average player.
those of us that watch him week in week out are not surprised at all that he slotted into international football so well.
as for Deschamps comments about us not being a `high profile club`, does he say that about Newcastle? they finished below us this season! why say that? whats his point? is he doing a phil Neville and suggesting that spider should be playing champs league? not playing champs league didn't seem to affect his performance last night!
excellent performance by spider, what else would we expect. it makes me laugh that the media are surprised he played so well, if they and Deschamps bothered to watch him play they might understand what a quality player he is. you don't get some of the highest ratings in the prem 2 years in a row by being an average player. those of us that watch him week in week out are not surprised at all that he slotted into international football so well. as for Deschamps comments about us not being a `high profile club`, does he say that about Newcastle? they finished below us this season! why say that? whats his point? is he doing a phil Neville and suggesting that spider should be playing champs league? not playing champs league didn't seem to affect his performance last night! de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 10

10:10am Thu 26 Jun 14

Sainty saint saint says...

Saint Jinx wrote:
Thankyounicola wrote:
Thank you for making your club proud Morgan. You will always be a true saint. The French coach said after the match that Southampton is not a high profile club. It will be if players like you stay and we punch above our weight.
I don't quite agree with the statement about punching above our weight. So why are Liverpool not punching above their weight - considering where they were in the 60s? Or Man City - considering they went down to the 2nd tier (before we did I believe), or any other team. What is the accepted "weight" then?
I think 'weight' has more to do with historical and current fan base as well as international reputation. Liverpool and Man City have both these. They can be built, but until such time as we do build a bigger fan base and regularly sell out a big stadium, I think 'punching above our weight' is a fair term.

Having said that, I bet Deschamps didn't slag off Debuchy or Sissoko (or Cabaye when he was there) for playing for Newcastle. They may have a big fan base, but they're not exactly 'world renowned', nor have they won anything, and they're not 'punching above their weight' like we are, so perhaps he should focus his 'shame their not at a big club' mentality at them.
[quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thankyounicola[/bold] wrote: Thank you for making your club proud Morgan. You will always be a true saint. The French coach said after the match that Southampton is not a high profile club. It will be if players like you stay and we punch above our weight.[/p][/quote]I don't quite agree with the statement about punching above our weight. So why are Liverpool not punching above their weight - considering where they were in the 60s? Or Man City - considering they went down to the 2nd tier (before we did I believe), or any other team. What is the accepted "weight" then?[/p][/quote]I think 'weight' has more to do with historical and current fan base as well as international reputation. Liverpool and Man City have both these. They can be built, but until such time as we do build a bigger fan base and regularly sell out a big stadium, I think 'punching above our weight' is a fair term. Having said that, I bet Deschamps didn't slag off Debuchy or Sissoko (or Cabaye when he was there) for playing for Newcastle. They may have a big fan base, but they're not exactly 'world renowned', nor have they won anything, and they're not 'punching above their weight' like we are, so perhaps he should focus his 'shame their not at a big club' mentality at them. Sainty saint saint
  • Score: 7

10:12am Thu 26 Jun 14

killared says...

Thankyounicola wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
Thankyounicola wrote:
Thank you for making your club proud Morgan. You will always be a true saint. The French coach said after the match that Southampton is not a high profile club. It will be if players like you stay and we punch above our weight.
I don't quite agree with the statement about punching above our weight. So why are Liverpool not punching above their weight - considering where they were in the 60s? Or Man City - considering they went down to the 2nd tier (before we did I believe), or any other team. What is the accepted "weight" then?
If we aim to win PL or finish in top 2-3 today I would have thought we would be punching above our weight. Having said that I don't see why we can't do what Athletico Madrid did in Spain. Needs desire, drive, courage and most importantly loyalty from the players and manager and vision from the owner/board. If a team is consistently on the top for many years then question of 'punching above our weight' does not arise. I do believe Saints is a unique club in England and people will be not very surprised we start reaching greater heights
I'm French and I would like to know where you heard Deschamps saying that Saints are punching above their weight. I watch the game yesterday on French TV and he never said anything about Saints he might not rate Saints as big club and that is true but yesterday he didn't mention SAINTS at all. I find it quiet insulting " punching above our weight " What about Everton, Newcastle, Spurs do they punch above their weight try to play with the big boys.
[quote][p][bold]Thankyounicola[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thankyounicola[/bold] wrote: Thank you for making your club proud Morgan. You will always be a true saint. The French coach said after the match that Southampton is not a high profile club. It will be if players like you stay and we punch above our weight.[/p][/quote]I don't quite agree with the statement about punching above our weight. So why are Liverpool not punching above their weight - considering where they were in the 60s? Or Man City - considering they went down to the 2nd tier (before we did I believe), or any other team. What is the accepted "weight" then?[/p][/quote]If we aim to win PL or finish in top 2-3 today I would have thought we would be punching above our weight. Having said that I don't see why we can't do what Athletico Madrid did in Spain. Needs desire, drive, courage and most importantly loyalty from the players and manager and vision from the owner/board. If a team is consistently on the top for many years then question of 'punching above our weight' does not arise. I do believe Saints is a unique club in England and people will be not very surprised we start reaching greater heights[/p][/quote]I'm French and I would like to know where you heard Deschamps saying that Saints are punching above their weight. I watch the game yesterday on French TV and he never said anything about Saints he might not rate Saints as big club and that is true but yesterday he didn't mention SAINTS at all. I find it quiet insulting " punching above our weight " What about Everton, Newcastle, Spurs do they punch above their weight try to play with the big boys. killared
  • Score: 8

10:34am Thu 26 Jun 14

durhamsaint87 says...

That's another Saints international. Well done Morgan.
That's another Saints international. Well done Morgan. durhamsaint87
  • Score: 5

11:18am Thu 26 Jun 14

Thankyounicola says...

Sainty saint saint wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
Thankyounicola wrote:
Thank you for making your club proud Morgan. You will always be a true saint. The French coach said after the match that Southampton is not a high profile club. It will be if players like you stay and we punch above our weight.
I don't quite agree with the statement about punching above our weight. So why are Liverpool not punching above their weight - considering where they were in the 60s? Or Man City - considering they went down to the 2nd tier (before we did I believe), or any other team. What is the accepted "weight" then?
I think 'weight' has more to do with historical and current fan base as well as international reputation. Liverpool and Man City have both these. They can be built, but until such time as we do build a bigger fan base and regularly sell out a big stadium, I think 'punching above our weight' is a fair term.

Having said that, I bet Deschamps didn't slag off Debuchy or Sissoko (or Cabaye when he was there) for playing for Newcastle. They may have a big fan base, but they're not exactly 'world renowned', nor have they won anything, and they're not 'punching above their weight' like we are, so perhaps he should focus his 'shame their not at a big club' mentality at them.
Agree. Thank you putting it more eloquently than I did. We don't have a big stadium, international fan base but boy we have style,character and determination. If we stay on this same trajectory then football fans around the world will fall in love with saints.
[quote][p][bold]Sainty saint saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thankyounicola[/bold] wrote: Thank you for making your club proud Morgan. You will always be a true saint. The French coach said after the match that Southampton is not a high profile club. It will be if players like you stay and we punch above our weight.[/p][/quote]I don't quite agree with the statement about punching above our weight. So why are Liverpool not punching above their weight - considering where they were in the 60s? Or Man City - considering they went down to the 2nd tier (before we did I believe), or any other team. What is the accepted "weight" then?[/p][/quote]I think 'weight' has more to do with historical and current fan base as well as international reputation. Liverpool and Man City have both these. They can be built, but until such time as we do build a bigger fan base and regularly sell out a big stadium, I think 'punching above our weight' is a fair term. Having said that, I bet Deschamps didn't slag off Debuchy or Sissoko (or Cabaye when he was there) for playing for Newcastle. They may have a big fan base, but they're not exactly 'world renowned', nor have they won anything, and they're not 'punching above their weight' like we are, so perhaps he should focus his 'shame their not at a big club' mentality at them.[/p][/quote]Agree. Thank you putting it more eloquently than I did. We don't have a big stadium, international fan base but boy we have style,character and determination. If we stay on this same trajectory then football fans around the world will fall in love with saints. Thankyounicola
  • Score: 6

11:21am Thu 26 Jun 14

Thankyounicola says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Thankyounicola wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
Thankyounicola wrote:
Thank you for making your club proud Morgan. You will always be a true saint. The French coach said after the match that Southampton is not a high profile club. It will be if players like you stay and we punch above our weight.
I don't quite agree with the statement about punching above our weight. So why are Liverpool not punching above their weight - considering where they were in the 60s? Or Man City - considering they went down to the 2nd tier (before we did I believe), or any other team. What is the accepted "weight" then?
If we aim to win PL or finish in top 2-3 today I would have thought we would be punching above our weight. Having said that I don't see why we can't do what Athletico Madrid did in Spain. Needs desire, drive, courage and most importantly loyalty from the players and manager and vision from the owner/board. If a team is consistently on the top for many years then question of 'punching above our weight' does not arise. I do believe Saints is a unique club in England and people will be not very surprised we start reaching greater heights
What's the difference between "punching above our weight" and doing well in spite of being rubbish?
Sorry didn't mean to offend. Saintly saints saint above says it better what I wanted to say.
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thankyounicola[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thankyounicola[/bold] wrote: Thank you for making your club proud Morgan. You will always be a true saint. The French coach said after the match that Southampton is not a high profile club. It will be if players like you stay and we punch above our weight.[/p][/quote]I don't quite agree with the statement about punching above our weight. So why are Liverpool not punching above their weight - considering where they were in the 60s? Or Man City - considering they went down to the 2nd tier (before we did I believe), or any other team. What is the accepted "weight" then?[/p][/quote]If we aim to win PL or finish in top 2-3 today I would have thought we would be punching above our weight. Having said that I don't see why we can't do what Athletico Madrid did in Spain. Needs desire, drive, courage and most importantly loyalty from the players and manager and vision from the owner/board. If a team is consistently on the top for many years then question of 'punching above our weight' does not arise. I do believe Saints is a unique club in England and people will be not very surprised we start reaching greater heights[/p][/quote]What's the difference between "punching above our weight" and doing well in spite of being rubbish?[/p][/quote]Sorry didn't mean to offend. Saintly saints saint above says it better what I wanted to say. Thankyounicola
  • Score: 1

11:32am Thu 26 Jun 14

Thankyounicola says...

killared wrote:
Thankyounicola wrote:
Saint Jinx wrote:
Thankyounicola wrote:
Thank you for making your club proud Morgan. You will always be a true saint. The French coach said after the match that Southampton is not a high profile club. It will be if players like you stay and we punch above our weight.
I don't quite agree with the statement about punching above our weight. So why are Liverpool not punching above their weight - considering where they were in the 60s? Or Man City - considering they went down to the 2nd tier (before we did I believe), or any other team. What is the accepted "weight" then?
If we aim to win PL or finish in top 2-3 today I would have thought we would be punching above our weight. Having said that I don't see why we can't do what Athletico Madrid did in Spain. Needs desire, drive, courage and most importantly loyalty from the players and manager and vision from the owner/board. If a team is consistently on the top for many years then question of 'punching above our weight' does not arise. I do believe Saints is a unique club in England and people will be not very surprised we start reaching greater heights
I'm French and I would like to know where you heard Deschamps saying that Saints are punching above their weight. I watch the game yesterday on French TV and he never said anything about Saints he might not rate Saints as big club and that is true but yesterday he didn't mention SAINTS at all. I find it quiet insulting " punching above our weight " What about Everton, Newcastle, Spurs do they punch above their weight try to play with the big boys.
You are probably right. He may not have mentioned anything about saints. I was just referring to the quote above in the article by DE.
'Punching above our weight' is what I used inadvertently maybe. I'm sure Deschamps has the highest respect for our club. Why won't he? we do a fantastic job.
[quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thankyounicola[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thankyounicola[/bold] wrote: Thank you for making your club proud Morgan. You will always be a true saint. The French coach said after the match that Southampton is not a high profile club. It will be if players like you stay and we punch above our weight.[/p][/quote]I don't quite agree with the statement about punching above our weight. So why are Liverpool not punching above their weight - considering where they were in the 60s? Or Man City - considering they went down to the 2nd tier (before we did I believe), or any other team. What is the accepted "weight" then?[/p][/quote]If we aim to win PL or finish in top 2-3 today I would have thought we would be punching above our weight. Having said that I don't see why we can't do what Athletico Madrid did in Spain. Needs desire, drive, courage and most importantly loyalty from the players and manager and vision from the owner/board. If a team is consistently on the top for many years then question of 'punching above our weight' does not arise. I do believe Saints is a unique club in England and people will be not very surprised we start reaching greater heights[/p][/quote]I'm French and I would like to know where you heard Deschamps saying that Saints are punching above their weight. I watch the game yesterday on French TV and he never said anything about Saints he might not rate Saints as big club and that is true but yesterday he didn't mention SAINTS at all. I find it quiet insulting " punching above our weight " What about Everton, Newcastle, Spurs do they punch above their weight try to play with the big boys.[/p][/quote]You are probably right. He may not have mentioned anything about saints. I was just referring to the quote above in the article by DE. 'Punching above our weight' is what I used inadvertently maybe. I'm sure Deschamps has the highest respect for our club. Why won't he? we do a fantastic job. Thankyounicola
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12:06pm Thu 26 Jun 14

right back in the bar says...

There is no reason why he will not stay grounded and to continue to believe in the value of playing for Saints. He looked like a veteran out there last night, effortlessly blending with top quality players. That he was able to do so is testament to SFC doing things the right way. I also believe he is nailed on Koeman's type of player, the lynchpin between defence and attack, and regarded as indispensable. I have always said he should be made captain. There is a stronger case for that now.
There is no reason why he will not stay grounded and to continue to believe in the value of playing for Saints. He looked like a veteran out there last night, effortlessly blending with top quality players. That he was able to do so is testament to SFC doing things the right way. I also believe he is nailed on Koeman's type of player, the lynchpin between defence and attack, and regarded as indispensable. I have always said he should be made captain. There is a stronger case for that now. right back in the bar
  • Score: 5

12:12pm Thu 26 Jun 14

BarnetSaint says...

Well done on a fine display Morgan.
You're an essential part of our very good midfield.
Move elsewhere and you may well be on the bench more than you would like.
Stick with us fella.
Onwards and upwards.
COYS
Well done on a fine display Morgan. You're an essential part of our very good midfield. Move elsewhere and you may well be on the bench more than you would like. Stick with us fella. Onwards and upwards. COYS BarnetSaint
  • Score: 4

12:30pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Joy in Jerusalem says...

Good game Morgan - you did us proud! I will happily admit I supported France last night - first time ever! Looking forward to the coming season.
Good game Morgan - you did us proud! I will happily admit I supported France last night - first time ever! Looking forward to the coming season. Joy in Jerusalem
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1:15pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Dave Juson says...

All you Morgan Schneiderlin fans out there -- old and new -- who do not visit the Saints webpages regularly, should find this interview from early last season of interest.
http://www.saintsfc.
co.uk/news/article/f
eature-interview-mor
gan-schneiderlin-800
173.aspx
All you Morgan Schneiderlin fans out there -- old and new -- who do not visit the Saints webpages regularly, should find this interview from early last season of interest. http://www.saintsfc. co.uk/news/article/f eature-interview-mor gan-schneiderlin-800 173.aspx Dave Juson
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2:21pm Thu 26 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

killared wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Why did the coach feel it necessary to make remarks like that? If he says that in public what is he saying to Morgan privately? That's the sort of thing that takes the joy out of seeing one of our lads play for his country.
I watch the game yesterday on TF1 French TV and the coach never said anything about SAINTS he praise Morgan about his performance Deschamps was just upset because Morgan didn't try to shoot more on goal that's it.
I find that last remark a bit odd, you don't expect your defensive midfielder to have too many shots on goal, Spider appeared to be playing under orders and only had one chance too shoot, his job was to win the ball and pass it to one of his team mates, his pass ratio 65 successful passes out of 70 attempts speaks for itself.
[quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Why did the coach feel it necessary to make remarks like that? If he says that in public what is he saying to Morgan privately? That's the sort of thing that takes the joy out of seeing one of our lads play for his country.[/p][/quote]I watch the game yesterday on TF1 French TV and the coach never said anything about SAINTS he praise Morgan about his performance Deschamps was just upset because Morgan didn't try to shoot more on goal that's it.[/p][/quote]I find that last remark a bit odd, you don't expect your defensive midfielder to have too many shots on goal, Spider appeared to be playing under orders and only had one chance too shoot, his job was to win the ball and pass it to one of his team mates, his pass ratio 65 successful passes out of 70 attempts speaks for itself. OSPREYSAINT
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4:12pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Why did the coach feel it necessary to make remarks like that? If he says that in public what is he saying to Morgan privately? That's the sort of thing that takes the joy out of seeing one of our lads play for his country.
..... because he (Dechamps) is French! There are many good things about the French and many bad things (same with the English) but one generalisation I would make - something I find really frustrating here - is that the French tend to focus on what is right in front of their noses (which can be quite a few inches ahead of them) and seem unable or unwilling to look around or a long way ahead. I think it's why they're not just awful drivers but regularly (and incorrectly) tell me just how much better their driving is than elsewhere in Europe. For example, it doesn't matter if a driver forces an oil tanker to brake, that 2ft gap in front of it belongs to their car.

You can't say that this applies to Morgan when he has the ball at his feet, but Dechamps truly embodies it. I doubt if he can even say or spell Southampton and probably thinks it's a suburb of London.

But you're right, I'm sure Dechamps gave Morgan 'a taster' and has said quietly, 'if you want more of this, move to a club I've heard of or forget it.'
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Why did the coach feel it necessary to make remarks like that? If he says that in public what is he saying to Morgan privately? That's the sort of thing that takes the joy out of seeing one of our lads play for his country.[/p][/quote]..... because he (Dechamps) is French! There are many good things about the French and many bad things (same with the English) but one generalisation I would make - something I find really frustrating here - is that the French tend to focus on what is right in front of their noses (which can be quite a few inches ahead of them) and seem unable or unwilling to look around or a long way ahead. I think it's why they're not just awful drivers but regularly (and incorrectly) tell me just how much better their driving is than elsewhere in Europe. For example, it doesn't matter if a driver forces an oil tanker to brake, that 2ft gap in front of it belongs to their car. You can't say that this applies to Morgan when he has the ball at his feet, but Dechamps truly embodies it. I doubt if he can even say or spell Southampton and probably thinks it's a suburb of London. But you're right, I'm sure Dechamps gave Morgan 'a taster' and has said quietly, 'if you want more of this, move to a club I've heard of or forget it.' Strasbourg Saint
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4:24pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

killared wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Why did the coach feel it necessary to make remarks like that? If he says that in public what is he saying to Morgan privately? That's the sort of thing that takes the joy out of seeing one of our lads play for his country.
I watch the game yesterday on TF1 French TV and the coach never said anything about SAINTS he praise Morgan about his performance Deschamps was just upset because Morgan didn't try to shoot more on goal that's it.
I didn't hear DD's interview. I went to bed when it ended (early start today). The fact remains he hasn't a clue about the set up at Saints and someone at SMS needs to give him a royal invite sooner rather than later.

As for Morgan, I thought he was great last night. I think he had been told not to advance too far up field. There was a huge gap between Morgan and the players in front of him (Pogba for example). I wanted Morgan to push up into this gap and try his luck - he did once - but France were comfortable and didn't need to be too gung-ho.

I think he did tire a bit. There were a couple of passes late on which led to Ecuador having chances. One was deep in the Ecuador half and Morgan simply under hit his pass. The other was a bit later and Morgan had a go at his team mate (Digne?) for not reading the pass. On one of those occasions, he looked knackered when trying to get in a tackle, but by then he must have covered a lot of ground.
[quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Why did the coach feel it necessary to make remarks like that? If he says that in public what is he saying to Morgan privately? That's the sort of thing that takes the joy out of seeing one of our lads play for his country.[/p][/quote]I watch the game yesterday on TF1 French TV and the coach never said anything about SAINTS he praise Morgan about his performance Deschamps was just upset because Morgan didn't try to shoot more on goal that's it.[/p][/quote]I didn't hear DD's interview. I went to bed when it ended (early start today). The fact remains he hasn't a clue about the set up at Saints and someone at SMS needs to give him a royal invite sooner rather than later. As for Morgan, I thought he was great last night. I think he had been told not to advance too far up field. There was a huge gap between Morgan and the players in front of him (Pogba for example). I wanted Morgan to push up into this gap and try his luck - he did once - but France were comfortable and didn't need to be too gung-ho. I think he did tire a bit. There were a couple of passes late on which led to Ecuador having chances. One was deep in the Ecuador half and Morgan simply under hit his pass. The other was a bit later and Morgan had a go at his team mate (Digne?) for not reading the pass. On one of those occasions, he looked knackered when trying to get in a tackle, but by then he must have covered a lot of ground. Strasbourg Saint
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