NATIONS - Switzerland: Yann Sommer and the arrogance of the France team
The round of 16 of the last Euro has not yet been forgotten by some players in the game.
Beaten by Switzerland after leading 3-1 ten minutes from time, the France team failed to keep their lead before losing on penalties where Yann Sommer denied the last attempt by Kylian Mbappé.
Since then, the Blues have won the Nations League but that will not really console them, them who were the big favorites of the Euro. For Sommer, the hero of his nation that evening, France displayed too much sufficiency, which served the Swiss to believe in it to the end.
“There were 3-1. Normally, it's very difficult to get a result in this kind of match. But we felt something and we said to ourselves that it could not be over. We saw during the match, when they scored the last goal (that of Pogba, editor's note), they already think they are in the quarterfinals.
It was our chance, we looked at each other and said we had to go through with it. In the end, we won. If the French were arrogant? Yes of course, but it was to our advantage because no one thought Switzerland could beat France. So it was a chance for us, ” said the 32-year-old goalkeeper at Eleven Sport.