The French defender Raphaël Varane clearly recognized that “we have lacked everything” in the match against Switzerland, that left France eliminated this monday in the round of 16 of the Eurocup.
“It is a huge disappointment”, admitted the Real Madrid defender in a statement to French television, in which he stressed that in the second half “we have left many spaces” and the Swiss “have returned to the game” until they tied on the edge. of regulation time.
“It is difficult to have lucidity to analyze, but I think we have lacked everything “, explained.
“We have been able to score in extra time, we have had chances” and then “penalties are a lottery,” he said.
The French captain, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris agreed that losing like this “is painful”, since “in recent years we have been able to close matches”.
“That they tied us right at the end hurts a lot,” he insisted.
Asked if the heat and fatigue have been able to influence the performance of the French team, Lloris said: “We are not going to look for excuses”, although he did remember that in the games against Germany, Hungary and Portugal they had suffered significant wear.
“Being the world champions is not a good result, everyone expected more … You have to manage the disappointment,” he concluded.