Euro Espoirs 2021: defeated against Denmark, the Bleuets miss their entry into the running in the competition

Jules Koundé
The France team lost to Denmark on Thursday, March 25, for their entry into the Euro Espoirs. Sylvain Ripoll’s men delivered a disappointing performance.

The Bleuets did not do better than their elders on Thursday. On the contrary even. For its entry into the competition in the Euro Espoirs against Denmark, the France team had to show that it had the ambition of its status. And finally, she failed. Eduardo Camavinga’s teammates lost a goal to zero, after Anders Dreyer’s goal in the 75th minute of play.

But beyond the result, the service provided by Sylvain Ripoll’s men was not up to par. Harmless and uninspired against the compact block of the Danes, the France team did not frame a single shot during the first 70 minutes of the meeting. And it is not the unscrewed shot of Boubacar Kamara at the hour mark that worried the men of Albert Capellas. Finally, the young player from Midtjylland, Anders Dreyer punished the Bleuets by scoring the only goal of the game, after eliminating Alban Lafont.

A poor performance that will give the Habs regrets, since, a few hours earlier, Russia won against Iceland for their first match of the Euro Espoirs. The France team already has no room for error if it wants to participate in the knockout phase to get this title, which has eluded it since 1988.

Already selected in the A by Didier Deschamps, the Stade Rennais midfielder was expected at the turn. Especially since Eduardo Camavinga had everything to make a great match. Against Denmark, he became the second youngest player in history behind Basile Boli to play with the Bleuets at Euro Espoirs.

But like his teammates, Eduardo Camavinga was harmless. Positioned very high on the field, the midfielder was not found by his partners and delivered a dismal performance. Facing Russia on Sunday March 28, the young player from Stade Rennais will have to be up to the task to lead the France team to success. He has ample means.

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