Didier Deschamps
Deschamps addresses a press conferenceReuters

France head coach Didier Deschamps says he may use two strikers during the 2014 World Cup after finding success with the combination of Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud in a friendly fixture against Jamaica.

Benzema grabbed a brace and Giroud also found the net as France demolished Jamaica 8-0 on Sunday. However, many believe that deploying two strikers wouldn't be prudent against bigger sides as France are used to playing with a lone striker.

Still Deschamps insists the new strategy can work if attacking players shoulder some defensive responsibilities.

"Of course that could work. If we have the ball it's less of a problem," Deschamps told AFP. "But if we have less of the ball there needs to be greater [defensive] participation from the three attacking players."

The 45-year-old France boss claims he has already decided on who is going to start during France's 2014 World Cup opener against Honduras on Sunday.

"Yes, even though I've been given food for thought. I hope nothing happens in the week but I know how we're going to lineup," he added.

France suffered a big blow when Bayern Munich winger Frank Ribery, who was nominated for the 2013 Ballon D'or along with the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, was ruled out of the World Cup with a back problem.

Despite admitting the absence of a "world class player" will make a big difference to the France squad, he is confident his other players will step up to fill the gap left by Ribery.

"Right now it's a France team without Ribery," Deschamps added. "It's up to us to show that we're able to be competitive. What's sure is that we've lost a world class player, who's already played at World Cups. He's a player who makes a difference but there are others too. I believe in them."

Meanwhile, Deschamps, whose side play Honduras in their opening WC match, says it would be unfair to brand Honduras an aggressive side even though England coach Roy Hodgson complained about the Central American side's physical style of play during a pre-World Cup friendly.

"That's part of their characteristics as a team, I saw their last match against England," Deschamps said. "They're physically combative and we'll be ready for that but we've had messages about what the referees are going to do.

"If it goes over the line it will be punished, for them as it will for us. It's one of their strong points but not the only one. I wouldn't want to reduce Honduras to that, they have quality players up front."