After the national team often had to tremble in the European Championship qualifying, it is now clear who the opponents will be in the preliminary round. With Scotland, Hungary and Germany, Switzerland will have to deal with three teams that are not everyday opponents.
For example, the Swiss national team last lost to Scotland in 1996, also in a European Championship preliminary round. The last time we played against Hungary was in 2017 and the last time the national team drew against our neighbors was in 2020. How will this European Championship go? Here’s what the Blick community says about it.
“You have to move forward in this group,” says Blick reader Thomas Moser about the European Championship draw. Other readers also follow his statement. For example, Urs Kumli, who is already looking forward to the preliminary rounds. “To be honest, this is an interesting and especially atmospheric group.” Other readers from the Blick community are also optimistic. This is also evident from a vote on opinions about the group draw.
Despite the expectations and optimism, there are also critical voices. «A supergroup. Unfortunately, the Yakin minimalism recently shown will not suffice anywhere. Some things have to go now,” says reader Marco Meyer. He believes that supposedly viable opponents Scotland and Hungary should not be underestimated. This also applies to Hans Keller, who expects trainer Murat Yakin to improve. According to him, Yakin’s communication is the problem. “He doesn’t answer any questions directly. And that’s how he will communicate with his players. I am convinced that they will never know 100 percent exactly what he is asking of them.”
The pain of qualifying for the European Championship is still deep
Many members of the Blick community are still very aware of the underperformance in the European Championship qualifying. This also applies to reader Stefan Amsler, who has only one thing to say about the optimism of the Blick readers: “Kosovo, Israel, Belarus and Romania could also be beaten.”
“If the national team plays in the European Championship as they did in qualifying, there is a risk of disaster. Certainly a blow against Germany like at the World Cup with Portugal. The national team also has little chance against the combative Scots. The only possible draw is against Hungary.” Reader Eric Cerf is visibly influenced by the Nati’s past achievements. Josef Blocher from the Blick community shoots against Yakin again: “With Yakin as coach, the national team is eliminated in the preliminary round. Regardless of which teams.”
Source : Blick
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