” What a show of strength, a match dominated beyond the result: the Blues are the big favorites of Euro 2020 (…) Their engine is more powerful and refined than the German one. They are tournament favorites and don’t get lost in their own beauty. “” It’s a Dream Team, a bit like the American NBA stars at the Olympics. »Here is what we read in Italy in the Gazzetta dello Sport or in the Corriere della Sera after the victory of the Blues against Germany (1-0).
We were therefore impatiently awaiting the match against Hungary for the Blues to show their offensive talents, against a team that evolves in a low block and against which Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema, to name a few, had to feast. . In the field, at 3 p.m., under a blazing heat, this was not really the case.
The French had all the trouble in the world to worry Gulasci, the Hungarian doorman. Only Antoine Griezmann, in the second half, managed to find the loophole to bring back the reigning world champions tied in this meeting. Despite the offensive going of Didier Deschamps’ men, no goal will be scored between the equalizer and the end of the match (1-1).
Deschamps was able to rebuff his players
So, inevitably, the critics began to fall on the Blues. Still, this may be the best thing that has happened to them. Indeed, after the victory against Mannschaft, totally under control, the French could have been sufficient and given the quality of the group of 26, even amputated from Ousmane Dembélé, who forfeited, it would have frankly hurt the hearts of them. see themselves scuttled.
With this result as unexpected as it is disappointing, the Blues have their booster shot. No team will be easy to beat in this competition, and it won’t be a long quiet river. This will also have allowed Didier Deschamps to concern his players and get them into their heads, if this was not already the case, that a competition is not won solely on talent, however great it may be. This is what Hugo Lloris also confessed at a press conference on Tuesday: ” it is important to arrive with benchmarks. It is important to know difficulties, against the Germans against the Hungarians, we had difficulties. We won’t be given anything. It’s high level. All this is positive “.
You must send a message
We have as proof the statement in mixed zone of Corentino Tolisso: ” no, I think we have to study what went well and not so well, it’s up to us to continue working, we won a match we did not say we were at the top, we have draws, we are not at the bottom, we must not question everything. We still have three-four days to work “.
This Wednesday evening, again in Hungary, against Portugal, it will be necessary to recover and show concern. Just to remember the good memories of some who are the reigning world champions. Scare others has never hurt and by winning consistently against the Seleção, the Blues would get first place in the group and send a message to the candidates for final victory.