Monday, at 9 p.m., in Bucharest, the French team will play their round of 16 of Euro 2020 against Switzerland. A meeting at the top for the Helvetians, as the right side Silvan Widmer explained to the press. “For us, the real derby is much more Germany… Moreover, many of us wanted to fall against them. But it is true that for me who plays in Basel, France is not far either. But make no mistake, the French are one of the best teams in the world at the moment. We are going to face the reigning world champions and it’s a great poster! ”, he let go, relayed by The morning and Blick.
A shock that he and the Nati approach without real pressure according to his words. “When it comes to the French, everyone expects them to pass easily. We can play freely, we will not hide ”, he assured, he who leaves with the favor of the forecasts to start marking Kylian Mbappé, if Didier Deschamps decides to align the Parisian on the left as against Portugal. And if he knows that this duel will be difficult, the former Udinese, returned to favor in recent months in the selection since his convincing return to FC Basel, absolutely does not leave defeated in advance.
“I think it’s going to be hard for him”
“It’s an express train. He has incredible speed. You cannot take Mbappé one-on-one. Always double the marking. As a defender, if I play, I will have to be smart and have the support of the whole team. I will need a little help ”, he admitted, very far from being afraid of this mission. “This team makes me feel good. And there, faced with such a player and such an opponent, we are talking about a level which is the highest in our sport. But I think it’s going to be hard for him ”, he sent, with a smile.
“We have already seen Mbappé and Griezmann X times during the season in the Champions League. I know its strengths. But also its weaknesses “, he launched before adding and concluding. “I’ll keep them to myself. (…) No, more seriously, we will have to defend two on him. Alone, it will be complicated. But we do not prepare for it differently ”, concluded the man with 18 selections (1 achievement). Here is a duel which promises to be tasty this Monday, on the lawn of the National Arena.