FOOTBALL By Reuters
France striker Wissam Ben Yedder said the reigning world champions are within the toughest community on the European Championship and that they must make a important birth to their campaign against Germany in Tuesday’s opener.
France, who defeated Croatia to grab the 2018 World Cup, are in Community F alongside title holders Portugal, four-time world champions Germany and 37th ranked Hungary.
“It be the community of death. There are in actual fact comely groups,” said Ben Yedder.
“We’re going to birth the competition with hundreds of vitality. We’re in actual fact impatient to birth the competition and we’re going to present it our maximum.
“Now we comprise a in actual fact wide sport as a starting level and everybody is conscious of that we’ve to be stable together for the first match.”
Defender Benjamin Pavard said France face a important enviornment against the Germans, who would possibly perhaps well be playing in front of their dwelling crowd in Munich.
“The first match is amazingly thrilling against Germany,” Pavard said. “It is now not going to be a truly simple sport against a in actual fact comely German crew. We’re now not going to place any power on ourselves.”
Les Bleus are favourites to employ the European showpiece, nonetheless Pavard said Germany and Portugal are also in competition for the title.
“We’re one among the favourites nonetheless now not the favourite,” the 25-one year-dilapidated said. “We’re going to not comely contemplate it’d be an computerized employ. Now we must play match by match and we can stumble on.”