France head coach Didier Deschamps has stated his men will play their home game in a different manner, following the terrorist attack on Paris last November.
France will play their first home match since that tragic evening, when they welcome Russia in preparation for Euro 2016, and the coach has admitted that it will be hard to distance the team from events of the autumn, when three suicide bombers tried to enter the stadium and several other attacks took place throughout Paris.
“We’re not in a bubble; we are in contact with outside,” Deschamps said at a press conference.
“No one can forget it but we’re not talking about it. The players will have to become used to it, even if it’s magnified in the media.
“It is our stadium and I will not forget it. At one time it represented happiness, but that’s no longer the case. I wish that what happened did not, but what is the point in talking about it? Will it bring anything to the football match? We have to move forward.”