Deschamps's first trophy brings relief

May 19, 2003
By Francois Thomazeau
PARIS, May 19 (Reuters) - As a player Didier Deschamps won almost every honour on offer in football, but claiming his first trophy as a coach, with Monaco at the weekend, came as arguably his sweetest victory.

Monaco's 4-1 win over Sochaux to lift the French League Cup was a deserved reward for the Ligue 1 team's excellent season.

The smile on Deschamps's face showed that, even though Monaco can still win the league, the cup victory was a huge relief.

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