Ahead of a nail-biting fixture in the European Championship, former Les Bleus legend believes that France is under positive pressure.
According to Robert Pires, France are going through “positive pressure” at Euro 2020 at the moment. If Didier Deschamps’ men are able to beat Switzerland tonight, they will qualify to the last eight of the competition.
Many want Les Bleus to power through to the final and hopefully retaliate for the 2016 agony against Portugal. As a matter of fact, Pires is confident that his national team will fulfil all the expectations surrounding this tournament.
“I think it is positive pressure,” the Bleus legend told Goal. “France are in the favourite position but there are many teams with good ability. We saw the Italian team.”
“Many people are criticising Spain and I think that they have a good level and quality.”
If you take a look at the qualification chart, France is on the verge of dashing into their neighbours, Spain, who play against Croatia. And Pires desires a clash of these heavyweights, having played with La Roja back in Euro 2000.
“It would mean that both teams are doing well,” the former Arsenal star added. “They are going to fight for the final and for the cup. I don’t know what will happen but hopefully, there will be [a France v Spain match].”
“Spain has very good players for me and every time that we play with Spain we know that it is very complicated. In Euro 2000 it was very difficult because on the field there was very good quality, and hopefully, we will meet with Spain”.