Deschamps savages strikers
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Monaco boss Didier Deschamps has claimed he has been let down by his strikers.Monaco boss Didier Deschamps has claimed he has been let down by his strikers this season.
The Principality outfit have failed to build on last year's fine efforts, as they are well off the pace set by Lyon in Ligue 1 and have already bowed out of the UEFA Champions League.
Deschamps feels the likes of Javier Chevanton, Javier Saviola, Shabani Nonda, Mohamed Kallon and Emmanuel Adebayor have let the club down this term and he has let them know his feelings in a no holds barred interview.
"As I have not been able to find the best possible system, I was often forced to choose the less bad during the last few months," he told France Football.
"Each time Shabani Nonda came from the bench, we can't say he made the difference and he made me change my mind about him.
"For some time, it is difficult to say Emmanuel Adebayor has been perfectly unquestionable in his behaviour and desire.
"Against PSV in the Champions League return match Nonda and him walked around for the last quarter of an hour. But against l'OM (Marseille) he has reacted well.
"I know Mohamed Kallon feels most comfortable as a forward. I am sorry I don't have better than him to play on the side in an attacking position.
"Javier Saviola is not very good at the moment. In the games with PSV he could not make the difference and it cost us a lot. Even on a technical level it has become difficult for him.
"The Chevanton-Saviola partnership is not possible anymore. They miss presence, physical power and unity."