Deschamps: Spain Loss Would've Been Unfair
Les Bleus halted Spain’s incredible 24-game winning run in World Cup and European Championship qualifiers, when Olivier Giroud struck in stoppage time to force the draw.
Earlier, Sergio Ramos had put La Furia Roja ahead but substitute Giroud levelled in dramatic fashion and Deschamps insisted it would have been “unfair” to lose.
“It would have been unfair (to lose),” Deschamps told reporters. “We could certainly have won but one minute before the end of the game, we were also still losing,” he noted.
“We need to get more points against other teams but direct games (between France and Spain) will be key.”
The next encounter between the two sides, who are level on top of the group on seven points, is in France in March.
Meanwhile, Spain boss Vicente del Bosque added: “They pressured us a lot in the second half and we gave them too much space. But that’s not to take anything away from them getting the draw.”
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