Suara.com – Ahead of the duel France vs Switzerland in the round of 16 of Euro 2020, Hugo Lloris claimed that Les Bleus were ready to live and die in the knockout phase.
However, Lloris did not look down on Switzerland. According to the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper, Switzerland is a tough opponent.
Noted, the two teams have faced off 38 times in various competitions, with France dominating through 16 wins and 10 draws. Meanwhile, Switzerland beat France 12 times.
The previous edition of the Euro was the last meeting between the two teams. In the group stage of Euro 2016, the two teams played out a goalless draw.
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Based on the record of the last five meetings between the two camps, France only won one victory, namely at the 2014 World Cup, while the remaining four ended in a draw, including at Euro 2016.
This means that in the last 16 years, the strength of the two teams is almost equal. In other words, anything can happen in this match.
“When you arrive at this stage of the competition, anything is possible. But for sure you have to respect your opponents,” said Hugo Lloris.
“We are looking forward to this match because we know the loser will go home,” he continued, quoted from the official UEFA website, Monday (28/6/2021).
“Our (player’s) talent will influence our efforts against high-quality opponents, who have achieved a lot in recent years. We have great respect for the Swiss team.”
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“We want to go as far as we can. We have to be ready for a big battle and we want to win it.”
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