Disappointing at the last UEFA Euro 2021, France and Spain will face each other today in the final of the UEFA Nations League 2021. Two teams that are different in philosophy and game system face each other. Luis Enrique, Spagan coach, said: "France are the strongest team in the world individually.
Just look at the squad, they all play in the best clubs. We have the advantage of being a team. We will try to be better than them collectively. We will not change the way we play, this is a team sport. If we have possession they don't have it.
When we lose the ball we know how to press immediately. or at 3, we will adapt. We want to win with our weapons." Deshamps added: "Fighting for possession with them is tough. They have an individual and team ability to get the ball rolling.
Against Italy they did it well. We don't take on the role of favorites. Spain has very young players. maybe we have more experience, but this gives no guarantees. " Here's how the two teams will play in the final: Spain (4-3-3): 23 Simon; 2 Azpilicueta, 19 Laporte, 3 Pau Torres, 17 Marcos Alonso; 9 Gavi, 5 Busquets, 8 Koke; 22 Sarabia, 11 Torres, 21Oyarzabal.
Coach: Luis Enrique France (3-4-3): 1 Lloris; 5 Koundé, 4 Varane, 21 L. Hernandez; 8 Tchouameni, 2 Pavard, 6 Pogba, 22 T. Hernández; 7 Griezmann, 19 Benzema, 10 Mbappé. All .: Descahmps. Referee: Taylor (England)
Paul Pogba takes France to the 2021 UEFA Nations League final
Paul Pogba in Turin was the great protagonist of the second semi-final of the UEFA Nations League 2021, which France won 2-1 against Belgium, also thanks to the super performance of the Manchester United midfielder.
Pogba, at the end of the match he won against Belgium in the Nations League, leaves a door open for his eventual return to Juve. He said: "I always talk to my former team-mates at Juventus. But now I'm in Manchester, I still have a year on my contract, then we'll see.
But I'm fine in Turin. The match? We started well, then we lowered ourselves and we immediately two goals, thanks to Belgium who are very strong on the counterattack, but in the second half it was another game and I am happy with our performance and now we are in the final against Spain."
Commenting on France's victory, Antoine Griezmann said: "We managed a fantastic game. At half-time Deschamps told us we had to go get them, that if we scored a goal he would change the game and that was it. We have a good group.
and now we have to recover and think about the final on Sunday. At 3-2 we were well focused, we knew we made a mistake against Switzerland at the European Championship, and now we want to show that we have the ability to win against any team.
this group of players. " Manager Didier Deschamps also said: "In the second part of the match Belgium forced us to play very low and we struggled to restart. In the second half we showed that France are competitive.
I changed the system from 1-2 games and it takes time. We have shown character and quality. Our strikers put pressure. Mbappé was unlucky in the European Championship, today he scored an important penalty. Many would have thought of an Italy-Belgium final.
Belgium are in first place. place in the ranking for many years and we weren't on the same path. Spain proved to be strong against Italy, who fought in ten until the end. I know the Spaniards. They will make us race."