"It was tough and we didn't have many chances in the first half," Deschamps told reporters. "We scored early in the second and were in the midst of a good spell when we conceded a second goal that hurt us.
"We were 2-1 down in the 57th minute and a long way away from our objective. If I retain the positives then we scored four goals and that's something France has not done since 2009.
"The importance of getting a result had made us tense but we were much better in the second half in all departments of the game, but it's not because we won 4-2 that I'm going to shout from the rooftops. We've got a great player in Franck Ribéry and he confirmed that here."
France sit second in Group I behind leaders Spain.