Ex-Bayern star and France legend Jean-Pierre Papin does not have a good feeling before the European Championship hit against Germany.
The mood in the team worries him.
Germany will meet world champions France at the start of the European Championship (Tuesday, 9 p.m.).
France legend Jean-Pierre Papin believes Germany has a good chance.
In our DFB news ticker you can find out everything about the national team before the big showdown against France.
Munich - Which is the best team? At the EM 2021 * a team gets this stamp quite clearly: world champion and Germany opponent France. On Tuesday the German national team wants to overthrow the highly acclaimed “Equipe Tricolore”. Before the first big highlight of the EM *, ex-Bayern striker Jean-Pierre Papin made surprising statements about his national team.
“The game is like a trap for us.
I have great respect for the German team, ”he warned urgently.
“They are never more dangerous than when they are wounded - and that is currently the case.
We also play in Munich, which is definitely not a gift. ”France * has the best individual players on paper - that's a fact.
And with the world championship they have already proven that they work as a team.
Nevertheless, one hears again and again from the French media that the atmosphere in the team is not right.
Most recently, the former Bundesliga star Johan Micoud said: "It's getting embarrassing".
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Germany - France: Bayern icon Papin warns his compatriots - "The mood is not good"
Papin, who stormed for FC Bayern * between 1994 and 1996, will be more specific. “The French have a bit of the problem that they consider themselves superior and indispensable. This new generation of Les Bleus is super talented, but they still have to learn humility, ”he
in an interview with
. Like Löw, France's national coach Didier Deschamps is a constant. Still, he had to get his team together to smooth the waves between his players.
Apparently there was trouble - as Papin also confirms.
“It is completely normal for the tone to get rougher in the run-up to a major tournament, but the general mood has to remain positive.
In fact, this is not a good thing in the team.
This needs to be improved.
If not, it can be difficult, ”he said with concern.
After the 3-0 test win against Bulgaria, striker Olivier Giroud complained in an interview about his teammates, exceptional attacker Kylian Mbappé is accused of going it alone.
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A chance for the German team *? “Les Bleues are strong, very strong in fact. So you'll be hard to beat. But anything is possible on Tuesday, ”said Papin, assessing the starting position. Papin was of particular importance for a German figure of light: the Frenchman was considered to be Franz Beckenbauer's favorite player. The "Kaiser" himself is in good spirits about the EM. “I believe the road can go a long way,” he predicts. “Germany has always been a tournament team, and that will be the case this time too.” It starts at 9 p.m., before Jogi Löw is still working on his starting XI. Does he think again?
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