"We can't do without him", Deschamps had said during the build-up to the World Cup. "We got the job done, but we can do much, much better".
Appearing at the World Cup for the first time in 36 years, Peru had overwhelming fan support in the Mordovia Arena and the bulk of scoring chances, including a late first-half penalty shot that Christian Cueva sent sailing over the cross bar.
'Yes, I speak with Dybala, but whether I speak to Dybala or speak with Umtiti, who plays at Barcelona, it's not there I will go and play'. He was 10 months younger than Bruno Bellone, who played at the 1982 World Cup in Spain.
"I didn't expect such a tough game and to play against a team so well organised", he added in the mixed zone.
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Australian goalkeeper Mat Ryan also felt his team was unlucky to claim a point from the game.
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Didier Deschamps' Les Bleus head to Russian Federation among the favourites to triumph on July 14 but will remember all too well their group stage exits in 2002, as defending champions, and 2010. Peru will be stronger than Australia and we will have to be ready and Denmark will be stronger than Peru too.
"First, we have to win the first group game". Everybody could see today that this is a different team and one of the most positive things also is that we showed guts and that we could be ourselves.