Antonio Rudiger urges Germany to be ‘disgusting’ against Kylian Mbappe and France’s fowards… as the Chelsea defender insists they can’t try to play ‘nice football’ in their Euro 2020 opener
has warned will not try to play ‘nice football’ in their Euro 2020 opener with and has called on them to be ‘disgusting’ against Kylian Mbappe and co.
Germany face a tough group with Portugal and Hungary their other two opponents alongside the World Cup winners, who are considered by many to be the favourites.
France boast a number of attacking talents including Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann and Rudiger’steam-mate Olivier Giroud.
Antonio Rudiger has urged Germany to be disgusting against France’s forwards in their Euro 2020 opener
France boast a number of attacking stars, including Karim Benzema (left) and Kylian Mbappe
The Germany defender knows his side are in for a battle on Tuesday and insisted they will have to be physical in their approach.
‘Of course, they have good forwards, we have to be ready to win the one-on-one challenges,’ Rudiger said ahead of the game.
‘Just be disgusting, not always act nice, nice, nice, nice or playfully nice, nice, nice’.
‘You have to set your mark against these players.
The Chelsea defender insisted his side will not be able to try and play nice football on Tuesday
Mbappe was asked about Rudiger’s comments in his following press conference and insisted his team will focus on playing their own style of football.
‘Each man fights with the weapons at their disposal.
‘Our weapons are to play together, to play our game. If those are their weapons, then they will play with theirs, we will play with ours.
‘And we remain focused on our preparation, analysing well what their strengths and weaknesses are, and to try to begin this tournament well.’
Mbappe insisted France will continue to play their own style of football in response to Rudiger
There remains a feud between Mbappe and Giroud which has threatened to disrupt France’s preparations for the opening game.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker was said he wasin the aftermath of their 3-0 victory in a friendly against Bulgaria last week.
Mbappe was reported to be furious after thestriker came out after the game and claimed that France’s front players could have linked up better, while he visibly looked annoyed with Mbappe on the pitch.
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