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'We took a good slap': France boss Didier Deschamps admits shock defeat to Finland was a wake up call and accuses Les Bleus of lacking 'commitment' as he credits away side for playing 'more than a friendly' France were stunned by Finland in a 2-0 friendly defeat on Wednesday night Les Bleus fielded an experimental side with Antoine Griezmann on the bench   Didier Deschamps said his team 'took a good slap' and were well below par But he praised the visitors for their display as they 'played more than a friendly' 

By Oli Gamp For Mailonline

Published: 09:33 GMT, 12 November 2020 | Updated: 09:33 GMT, 12 November 2020

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France boss Didier Deschamps has admitted his team 'took a slap' after they suffered a shock defeat at home to Finland. 

Les Bleus were second best in their friendly at the Stade de France with the visitors going ahead through Marcus Forss before Onni Simonpoika Valakari doubled their lead in the first half.

The 2018 World Cup winners fielded a somewhat experimental side, with Anthony Martial, Antoine Griezmann and N'Golo Kante left on the bench, with the likes of Marcus Thuram, Steven N'Zonzi and Leo Dubois given a chance to impress, but the home side were well below par. 

France boss Didier Deschamps said his players 'took a slap' after being stunned by Finland

France boss Didier Deschamps said his players 'took a slap' after being stunned by Finland 

The unfancied visitors went two goals ahead in the first half as they pulled off a shock win

The unfancied visitors went two goals ahead in the first half as they pulled off a shock win

Deschamps said it was a reality check for his players, conceding the performance was 'below what I expected' and accusing the team of lacking

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