"They also have an incredible collective strength".
Deschamps captained France to their sole World Cup success in 1998 and his side will be favourites when they face Croatia, making their first appearance in a World Cup final, at the Luzhniki Stadium. As for Croatia, the first-time finalists will be looking to go all the way to win the title for the very first time. "If not, I have great players on the bench who will be raring to go".
Most consider France to be the favorite for the match at the Luzhniki Stadium, just like two years ago when the country's national team faced Portugal in the European Championship final at home. But perhaps feeling complacent after beating Germany in the semi-finals, France flopped.
It was a point echoed by France captain Hugo Lloris who said the players had shut out the wave of celebrations at home in order to play the flawless match.
"We are far from thinking that we have reached our goal".
The two LaLiga stars are not afraid to roll up their sleeves themselves and have already racked up over 20km more than their final opponents, with three of their games so far having gone to extra-time.
Another factor in France's favor is rest.
Still, he said, the nine players who were in the squad at Euro 2016 will have passed on the lessons they learned from the experience of that final - if only how it felt to lose such a big match. This time, they have four full days to recover, one more than Croatia. The young lot is mature and aware that stepping out of line could send things spiraling out of control.
"Especially when it comes to recovery and preparation time". The first model relies exclusively on team results, weighted towards more recent performances. That's all behind them.
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He added: "The 14 players I have integrated since the Euro final have only learned what playing a big tournament is all about here in Russian Federation, so of course the experience is less but the quality is there". The youngster has torn defences apart with his blistering pace, dazzled with his skilful touches and shown a cutting edge in the box. Mandzukic, Croatia's main striker, presents a different type of challenge for defenders.
Then they hit form, sweeping aside Argentina in a match which announced to the world that Mbappe is set to be an worldwide superstar as he scored twice and outshone Lionel Messi. Both have enjoyed excellent tournaments. Modric may not be popular with the Croatian public but he is the heartbeat of their side.
Reflecting on the semi-final win over England, Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic told the press: "This is fantastic". Varane and Samuel Umtiti are a tough centre-back pairing and they have not conceded in their last two games.
Mbappe walks away with the Golden Ball, but deep in our hearts we'll know N'golo Kante is its rightful owner.
Croatia's best chances will come on the counter-attack - they just need to make sure France aren't given similar luxuries.