Labeling his country’s World Cup win over Argentina in the Round of 16 as ‘defining game’, the former France player Patrick Vieria considers French side to be inspired enough to reach the finals of the competition.
The 1998 World Cup winner felt that the fashion in which France fought against the South Americans was the kind of game his side needed before the quarterfinals. Vieria who is holding a managerial position at Nice, spoke to media about his views on French national team’s performance in Russia.
“We can talk about their campaign in some different ways. Like everyone I guess, I was expecting more in terms of play.
I think, however, that people were harsh toward the French national team. When you watch their game against Argentina, that bodes well for what’s next. They needed a defining game and they got just that against Argentina. I think this team will be tough to beat.”
Vieria further said that,
“I sincerely hope they’ll win it. After the last game you can see that the players get more confidence. They play more freely. That’s what they were lacking. This game will help them to reach the final in my opinion.”
Well it looks like someone is pretty confident for something good to happen for his country, but nevertheless the road to the World Cup final won’t be easy for Les Blues who will play Uruguay in the Quarterfinals and will meet either Brazil or Belgium in case they proceed to the semifinals.