In a Euro where you have to be very bad or do it on purpose to be eliminated in the first round, it depends, the Blues can already fold the case this Saturday afternoon from 3 p.m. (TF 1, BeIN Sports) against Hungary, in Budapest, and continue to send the right signals to the rest of Europe.
This is the Hungarian moment, the only possible break in this Euro, between Germany and Portugal, between the announced peaks and those feared, afterwards, when life will again be spread over the thread of choppy matches, the one who watch the men fall. These six points would maintain a momentum and a dynamic, a given shared by the Italians, the Belgians or the Dutch, the world which lives on the floor of the France team and which dreams of trampling it, of withdrawing it from the crown. European promise. They would also give the rest of the group a poster to shine, against the defending Portugal, on June 23, still in Budapest. There are really all good reasons to take the qualifying this Saturday. On campaign afternoons, it's always good to skip the first round.
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But it's still the Euro, in a new host country, in full light and in the heat, against Hungary poorly rewarded for its efforts against Portugal.
“They take an unfortunate first goal before taking two more.
They are very well organized.
The presence of an Italian coach plays for a lot, "warns Didier Deschamps, who always finds difficulty with his opponents, he who spends an infinite time dissecting them.
An unbalanced balance of power
The harm will come from the context, from a blazing sun to an arena overheated by the presence of 60,000 people, some of whom are very fanatical and not just for football.
The world before returns to a Hungary that has no more Puskas to push it and no more viruses to contaminate it if we are to believe local behavior, as opposed to a confined and cautious life.
"There will be atmosphere, color, the Hungarians will be worn by their audience", details Hugo Lloris, facing the country which is experiencing one of the worst death rates linked to the pandemic.
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In this style opposition, this unbalanced balance of power, the Blues will have the ball and it is another face that we will see, the one we know them least. They started against Germany by returning to their glory of 2018, it is possible that they will continue by showing what they have changed, what conceals their new power born of an increased technique, in the middle as in front, especially in front. Here is the enigma, there is the suspense, here the dream takes shape. Who will be the first goalscorer for the Blues from the Blues and more from Germany? Griezmann as before? Mbappé who would have waited for his second Euro match of his life to score? Benzema for the new world? Summer is coming, I promise.