SALVADOR, June 20: Didier Deschamps is hoping for another high-scoring game in Salvador on Friday when France play Switzerland at the stadium where the most World Cup goals have been scored so far.
The French meet the Swiss in the key Group E clash at Salvador’s Arena Fonte Nova, which has already seen ten World Cup goals in two matches and the France coach wants another goal bonanza.
The Netherlands started the trend in Salvador when they hammered holders Spain 5-1 last Friday, then Germany also went goal-crazy in their 4-0 romp against Portugal on Monday.
Now Deschamps, France’s World Cup winning captain in 1998, is hoping the French and Swiss also catch a dose of goal fever — providing his team wins, of course.
“I hope so for the public, the fans who come want to see as many goals as possible,” said Deschamps.
“You can have very good goalless draws, but it’s always better if you score a few.
“With the two games we have had here in Salvador, there were lots of great goals scored and I hope that continues.”
France top Group E after their 3-0 win over Honduras, just ahead of Switzerland who needed a last-gasp goal against Ecuador to seal a 2-1 win.