Bixente Lizarazu said it a few days ago, this Euro 2020, disputed in 2021, has a rather particular taste. If the matches are not played behind closed doors, the health crisis is still present, which still requires respecting certain restrictions, especially for football players. During each major competition, in a world without covid-19, families have the right to find footballers except that this is hardly the case. At the end of France / Portugal, Paul Pogba was able, for example, to find his family … while talking to them at a good distance.
Faced with this situation, Lucas Digne explained before this meeting: “My family will not come to the game. My little one is five months old, my big one is two years old. Explain to him that we cannot give him a kiss or a hug to avoid sadness … It’s the same for everything the world, it’s not easy to be far from your family. Our family is the group. Fortunately, we are united “. For his part Antoine Griezmann indicated to the Parisian. “We can’t touch anyone, even our families. It’s like that for this Euro. It’s hard for everyone, the players and the staff. But we have to accept it.”
Even if the Blues accept the situation, “frustrations and nervousness set in”, as our colleagues from theTeam.
Especially since Nations like Spain and Belgium have been able to find their families. “The players, on the theme of ‘Why them and not us?’, Have planned to put the subject on the table fairly quickly with officials of the Federation, in case of qualification against Switzerland today”, they continued.
Especially since for one of the 26 Blues summoned by Didier Deschamps for the competition, whose name has not been revealed, forced sexual abstinence begins to weigh terribly.
However, their wish to be fulfilled if they managed to reach the semifinals …
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