France-Switzerland: “We missed everything”, regrets Raphaël Varane after the elimination of the Blues

The disappointment is immense. France fell during the penalty shoot-out against Switzerland, Monday, June 28, in the round of 16 of the Euro. At the microphone of TF1 after the meeting, Raphaël Varane tried to put words on this disillusion. “It’s obviously a huge disappointment. I think we had a reaction tonight. We missed the first period. We lacked everything. And in this second period, we reacted well, but we let it go. too many spaces, when we had two goals in advance. I think we mismanaged our strong times and our weak times “, explained the French defender.

Despite the defeat, the Real Madrid player tried to plan for the future: “I think we have a good group, a good mentality. We will analyze the match, keep our heads up, and especially think about our next goals. Unfortunately, the Euro stops today (Monday) for us. But there won’t be much to say, it’s hard“.

The captain of the Blues, Hugo Lloris also spoke of the elimination of the Blues, and especially of its epilogue, on penalties. “It’s painful, even more on a penalty shootout where it’s a lottery. I think we can regret having revived the Swiss with this 3-2, the equalizer hurts us a lot. We cannot be blamed for our lack of generosity. Opposite, there was the respondent and adversity “, said the Tottenham goalkeeper, before defending his teammates. “We cannot speak of a failed match. As we are the France team, we are the reigning world champions and being eliminated in the round of 16, it’s not good because everyone expected more. We will have to digest this disappointment“, analyzed the French captain.

If he marked the season of Ligue 1 and the Champions League of his imprint, Kylian Mbappé wandered in this Euro 2021. Against Switzerland, the Paris Saint-Germain player missed his shot in the penalty shoot-out and leave this tournament, without having shaken the nets.

“He is deeply sad, like all the players. Nobody can blame him from the moment he takes his responsibility. Missing a penalty, that can happen. He is very marked, but he has all the qualities to have better days“, explained Didier Deschamps, after the meeting. Will these better days take place with the same coach? The former captain of the Blues kicked in touch:”That is not the question. Today I’m sad like the whole group, the staff“.

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