Coach Didier Deschamps admits the French national team will be labeled a failure if they do not win the 2020 European Cup. However, Deschamps knows how to deal with that immense pressure.
Les Bleus -the nickname of the French national team – is a strong candidate for the 2020 European Cup. How not, Deschamps has many quality players in his squad.
Famous names, such as Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, and Karim Benzema, will defend France in the 2020 European Cup. If you look at the squad Les Bleus as a whole, all its players deserve to be core players in other national teams.
In addition, the French national team also came with the status of defending World Cup 2018. The 2018 World Cup trophy confirms the quality of the French national team at this time.
The French national team has everything to win Euro 2020, including pressure. AS Roma’s new coach, Jose Mourinho, said the French national team must bring home the European Cup trophy if they don’t want to be called a failure.
Deschamps also admitted it. However, he considers the pressure to be a reality that Les Bleus must face. The best way to deal with it is to win Euro 2020.
“Jose (Mourinho) … I thought the same thing about the Tottenham team (Hotspur, Mourinho’s old club that failed to win the title), it didn’t go according to plan (laughs),” said Deschamps, quoted from the Mirror, Monday (7/6/2021).
“Automatically, with the status of world champions, we are favorites, with (additional) three more years of experience. I have very important offensive potential, but that’s not all.”
“You talk about balance, but I also don’t cut them off from our midfield. We will do everything to keep the ball as much as possible, but there will be times when we don’t have the ball.
“This is not pressuring (the French national team is a strong candidate to win Euro 2020), it’s a reality. We will not run away from the debate, that (the national team) France are one of the favorites for this European Cup,” he said.
The French national team joined Group F at the 2020 European Cup. It was called the hell group because it contained the French, Portuguese, German, and Hungarian national teams. France’s first match at Euro 2020 is against Germany at the Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany, Wednesday 16 June 2021, early morning WIB.