French forward, Ben Arfa has criticized the team’s coach, Didier Deschamps for his tactics and called for his resignation.
Didier Deschamps led the Les Bleus to their second World Cup title in Russia defeating Croatia 4-2 in the final at the Luzhniki stadium on Sunday to become the third man in history to win the World Cup both as a coach and as a player.
However, Ben Arfa who last played for the team in Euro 2012, said that France’s style of play have been unattractive since Deschamps took over as the coach despite leading the team to two consecutive finals.
“It would be dangerous for France to hide behind this second World Cup win and make the team’s style a reference point,” he wrote in his column for France Football.
“The French team’s ultra-cynical style is pretty ugly. Of course, I recognise that their method is very efficient and applied well, but Les Bleus are gamblers, who bank above all on their opponents making mistakes.”
“That way his successor could exploit the team’s skill potential, and free up the exciting youngsters to play the beautiful game the way Brazil do,” he added.
The Paris Saint Germain player who was on the standby list for the Euro 2016 in France, however, suggested that Deschamps be replaced by former Rela Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane.