Deschamps delights in cup glory
Didier Deschamps was delighted with Marseille's Coupe de la Ligue triumph after a 1-0 victory over Lyon on Saturday.
The French giants needed a goal in extra time to hand Deschamps his sixth trophy in just three years as manager of the club, and he was quick to highlight the achievement after commending his players for their contributions.
"All title wins are beautiful, as they are difficult to achieve. This is the sixth in three years," Deschamps said.
"For a club that had not won anything for 17 years, it is something to be proud of. The credit goes mostly to the players, but I also want to associate my staff with the victory.
"This is a great source of pride for me, even if it does not change the fact it has been a difficult season in Ligue 1."
Brandao again proved decisive for Marseille after following up his goal to dump Inter out of the Champions League in March with the winner against Lyon on Saturday, and Deschamps was full of praise for the Brazilian striker.
"It's crazy, what a bargain he has been," he said. "He has above average technical qualities, but I have been more impressed with his mental strength.
"I've trusted him and he has scored some important goals."
Deschamps refused to answer questions about his future at Stade Velodrome, but vowed to announce his decision once the season reaches its conclusion.
"Let me enjoy this moment of happiness, these days have been rare lately," Deschamps said.
"The season ends on May 21 and I will not answer any questions about my future until then.
"For now, I want to enjoy this win with my family."