We won't watch the finalists from the previous Euro. But the elimination of Portugal by Belgium cannot be surprise, while most of the planet is shocked (positively or negatively) by the sensation that the Swiss won in Bucharest against the world champions.
The captain of France, Hugo Lloris, saved an extremely important penalty, although during the game, but in the penalty series, he could not do anything against the team of Vladimir Petković. "It's painful, even more, when you are eliminated after the penalty lottery.
Repentance is increased by the fact that we led 3: 1. In recent years, we knew how to finish the job ... No one can blame us for lack of effort and we don't look for excuses. When we enter the field, both mentally and physically we do everything to succeed, "Lloris said.
The French turn over the result in the second half, had the game won at 3: 1, but after that, they lose control. The Czechs did eliminate the Dutch, but this is the biggest surprise of the championship without a doubt. "We can't talk about the whole match being a failure, but as we are the French, the current world champion, it is certainly not good that we were eliminated in the Round of 16."
"We will have to digest this disappointment. The two goals we conceded in the last fifteen minutes shook us up seriously. But it's football, that's why we love it. "
In the end, the football player who, along with Karim Benzema, is certainly the biggest star of France, turned out to be a tragic man.
Kylian Mbappe missed the decisive penalty, which only worsened the impressions after the already bad games from the group stage, which he finished without a goal, as well as the entire tournament. Captain Lloris also commented on his missed penalty.
"We win together, as we are together and in defeat. We are all responsible for tonight's elimination. There is no pointing fingers and looking for the culprit." "We will have to deal with injuries of football players, but we have no right to an excuse.
It is the European Championship," concluded the French goalkeeper. Now we have to follow the final part of the European Championship, which will be very exciting considering that many surprises have happened. The French will have to wait another year for their chance to win the trophy again