Euro 2022 (F): Les Bleues savor

Paul Rouget, Media365: published on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 09:53

Qualified for the last four of the Euro after a perfect course, the Blue are still hungry, and intend to continue the adventure.

This time, they really can’t hide anymore. Easy fallers from Germany on Tuesday night in Skopje (29-21), Les Bleues, still undefeated and more impressive than ever, won their ticket to the last four of the Euro even before their final group match, Wednesday against Spain. “It’s amazing what the French team is doing, and I hope we will continue. All the girls have understood the system, get in tune with the defense”, appreciated Béatrice Edwige at the microphone of beIN Sports, after confiding that she was “very happy” with the course achieved by the Tricolores, who signed again “a great performance” against the Germans, and will meet their opponents in the semi-finals on Wednesday evening, after the last matches of the main round.

“In the semi-finals, it’s do or die”

And even if Olivier Krumbholz has planned to rotate against the Spaniards, his players will not take this match without stake lightly. “We must not fall into the trap of saying to ourselves that we will go easy, regardless of the result. I think that we must also keep a rhythm. It is a chance to be already qualified and that we can make adjustments, work on this match against Spain. We will do everything to win it, that’s for sure. You know us well. It’s nice to arrive being a little comfortable”, thus dropped Grace Zaadi at The Team. Les Bleues are also attentive to the table, and are already thinking about the team they will face in the last four on Friday, in Ljubljana. “We watch the matches and, apart from the Norwegians who have qualified, second place is not decided and will be decided tonight. We know that in the semi-finals, it’s do or die. Several players have experienced a lot of semi-finals, we will be ready, assures Pauline Coatanea on the FFH website. We had opened the door to the semi-finals with our victory over Montenegro, we have now opened the door to enter. We are delighted to have validated something, it’s gratifying.” But the Olympic champions do not intend to stop there…

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