Deschamps was named Sunday to take over the troubled national football team after Laurent Blanc turned down a contract extension.
He says “a French player is no longer allowed to make a mistake.”
Stressing the importance of the collective he added that “If I feel that a player could put these values in danger, my job as coach” will be to act on that.
Several team members are facing disciplinary proceedings over their behavior at the European Championship last month.
Deschamps, who quit as Marseille coach a week ago, captained France to victory at the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship.