A Belgian destroys the Blues!

A Belgian destroys the Blues!
A Belgian destroys the Blues!

The presence of the French team in the semi-final of Euro 2024 is not going down well in Belgium…

A goal scored from a penalty by Kylian Mbappé and two own goals: this is the record of the Blues’ attack since the start of the Euro. The French team is nonetheless in the semi-finals after its victory on penalties against Portugal (0-0, 5 on penalties to 3), Friday. Once again, Didier Deschamps’ troops were able to rely on their defensive solidity: after five matches, they have still only conceded one goal, scored from a penalty by Robert Lewandowski.

The record is nevertheless too meager for many observers. This is the case of Kevin Mirallas, the former striker of Lille (2004-2008) and Saint-Etienne (2008-2010), who became a consultant for the Belgian channel RTL. My flop is France, he confided. Even if they qualify, they don’t produce anything. Defensively, they are very strong, but offensively, nothing happens. It’s a team that is in the semi-finals, but that produces much less. I would have preferred to see Turkey or Switzerland in the semi-finals rather than France.

France faces the best team in the Euro

Conversely, Spain, the Blues’ opponent on Tuesday in the semi-final, won over the former Red Devil. “For my top, I’m going to stick with Spain,” he said. “Knocking out the host country (Germany 2-1, aet) is never easy. Especially when conceding a goal in the last second, everyone thought it was going to be complicated for Spain, but they went for the victory in extra time. Hats off.”

“They lost Pedri and brought on Dani Olmo who made the difference. Again Yamine Lamal who, at 16, played 60 minutes, but he made another assist. I think it’s the team that is playing the best game and showing the most desire since the start of the competition.”he continued, visibly keen to see La Roja put an end to the Blues’ adventure in Germany.

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