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Tokyo Olympics: "We have had a hard time," laments André-Pierre Gignac


Corrected by Japan, French footballers have finished their Olympic ordeal. The captain does not want his teammates but those

No despondency, no big anger.

Just a mixture of frustration and resignation.

After a new drop, against Japan (0-4), the Blues of football are already on vacation.

In the mixed zone, captain André-Pierre Gignac insisted on defending his teammates, who ultimately did not have much to do with it.

They (and their clubs) have at least played the game of the Olympics ...

How do you like these Games?


It's been complicated from A to Z since our arrival but I swear we tried.

The other teams were ready collectively, physically.

In these Games we were up to half time, the second against South Africa

(Editor's note: 4-3 victory


When you take eleven goals, it's not easy!

We have seen that taking the Olympics seriously is something important ...

What could you do better?

It hurts because you have a group that wants, that gives a lot of things and in the end there is nothing for us because they are stronger.

I said that I would go to war with this group, I am there until the end and I hope that in 2024 they will make the necessary team to go as far as possible.

But rushing through Games like that and putting your country in difficulty is not terrible ...


(Editor's note: Griezmann)

is in the process of positioning himself ..."

Do you regret coming?

No I do not regret, never in life.

It's the only competition that I missed, I really wanted to go very far, to do something but in the face, it's stronger than you.

My whole career, it has been an honor to wear this jersey.

In addition, you have been going to the other side of the world for 6 or 7 years

(Editor's note: in Mexico)

and we will call you back.

It is a special pride, I am proud to have made this adventure with these boys.

We tried everything but we were not up to the task because the step was too high for us.

We are in our place.

Were you afraid of ridicule?

It's going fast, we take a red, collectively they are with their eyes closed.

They're used to it, they've been working together since June!

We have an internship in Marbella, a friendly match against Ivory Coast… We beat South Korea in a friendly at home (2-1) and we had illusions.

But you see that in the competition, it is not forgiving.

South Korea put six in Honduras earlier.

The guys here have a different mentality ...

The #Olympic Games stop there for our Blues who bow to Japan 🇯🇵 #FRAJAP

- French team ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) July 28, 2021

Do you want to send a message for 2024?


No, I think that for 2024, they already have all three

(Editor's note: players over 23 years old allowed).

When we see that six players from Spain who were at the Euro are there… We see the patriots and us, it's not terrible. I'm not looking for excuses, I wouldn't change what we've been through together, but we have been hampered. For 2024, there will be no stick. I see Antoine (Editor's note: Griezmann) who is much behind the French on Twitter and who is in the process of positioning himself, Kylian

(Editor's note: Mbappé)

who said he wanted to do them… We will see the third.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2021-07-28

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