Special Envoy to Athens
- Euro 2024: Qualifying standings
- Euro 2024: Qualifying schedule and results
If Les Bleus in 2023 are better than at the World
Cup, I don't know, but we're on a positive momentum. We're serious, determined in every game, and we proved that again on Saturday. In the game, you would have to compare it with another big competition. What we're doing right now, we're doing well, we're on a good run.
Fear of injury
It's always complicated because it's a time when you play a lot. There are often injuries. The best way to avoid injury is to take matches seriously, not to hold back.
I'm more of a leader on the pitch, in the locker room, in intimacy. It's more about my personality. You need all these personalities to put together a well-functioning group.
Motivation in a match with no stakes
I have motivation every time I step on the pitch. I'm motivated to win a game. We have challenges, challenges that we set ourselves, in particular to finish with the maximum number of points in qualifying. If we do better than Argentina against Brazil (who play in South America), we finish the year 1st in the Fifa rankings. These are goals that we have in mind and that can help us.
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His role in the France team I have already said it,
I define myself as a balance player. I have a different role here and at Juventus. I'm more focused on the projection at Juve. My role in the France team is more about balance. I'm a leader in my own way. I think I am. We can all be in our own way. I'm more of a leader on the pitch, in the locker room, in intimacy. It's more about my personality. You need all these personalities to put together a well-functioning group.
If he will be captain against Greece
(smiles) I can't help you, I don't know at all, but I don't think so. (Didier Deschamps, who will succeed him in the press conference, will argue that he will not be)
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On Paul Pogba's
situation: I don't have anything to say to you (about his possible sanction). I don't know what will happen to him. We talked, we saw each other before the selection, we had dinner together with partners (in Turin). He is always very smiling, very friendly, the situation weighs on him, and on what will happen, I hope the least difficult sanction (tested positive for testosterone, the international risks up to 4 years of suspension). Dejected, we all are, he's a great player and a great man. To face everything he's faced in the last few weeks, but also the last few months and seasons, for one person, it's a lot. We're all with him.