Bastian Schweinsteiger, former midfielder of Germany, cites France among the favorites at the Euro with Portugal. But he wonders about the still consuming ambition of the Blues.
Bastian Schweinsteiger is not original when citing his favorites for the title at Euro 2020. World champion with Germany in 2014, the former midfielder – who retired in 2019 – chooses France among the most serious contenders. While inciting the Blues to mistrust before facing Tuesday (9 p.m.), Germany that “should not be underestimated”.
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“Keeping up to date after winning titles is not always easy”
More generally, the key to a potential French title will lie in the desire generated throughout the competition. “France can be happy to have so many players of such quality, explains the former Bayern Munich player in L’Equipe. Mbappé, Kanté or Pogba are players who can certainly make the difference. base, there is a lot of individual quality. What can also become dangerous for Germany is that this generation now knows exactly how to win a title. But I can’t wait to see if the team is still so hungry. , as was the case at the 2018 World Cup. Keeping up after winning titles is not always easy. You have to stay hard. “
“Schweini” sees other selections claiming the Grail, including the Portuguese title holders. “Belgium and Spain have good teams, but the English can also have a good tournament, he lists. The Netherlands also have great quality players, I think they will go a long way. But for me, France and Portugal are the big favorites of the Euro. “
The former midfielder ended his international career in August 2016, a few weeks after the elimination of Mannschaft in the semi-final of the Euro against France (2-0). He left Manchester United in 2017 for a last adventure in MLS, at the Chicago Fire, where he retired in 2019. He will follow the Euro as a consultant for the German channel, ARD.