Jacques Santini: We should not underestimate the opponent

Jacques Santini: We should not underestimate the opponentAs you know on Saturday the French team will play their next match in the qualifying tournament of the European championship of 2004. Ahead of the upcoming meeting with the national team of Malta head coach tricolor Jacques Santini gave an interview to the French newspaper "l'equipe", in which he shared his thoughts about this game and not only.- What You expect from the match France-Malta?- First of all, victory. The main thing is to get the three points to even more closer to his goal, participate in the final stage of EURO 2004. Of course, it would be good to score as many goals in order to amuse the audience. But, again, the most important thing for us is to win.- Will be different to the squad for this match from the players that take the field on Wednesday, in a meeting with the Israeli team?- While it is difficult to talk about it. You never know what can happen in between those two matches. What if any of the players, God forbid, you get hurt or catch a cold. But in any case, in both games we'll play our strongest team.- What to look out for in the match against Malta? - We should not underestimate the opponent. Yes, of course, we are clear favorites in this match, but football is unpredictable. Can happen anywhere. So we are seriously preparing for the upcoming game.- What will be Your match with Malta?- Most likely, we will have in this match to break the opponent's defense. Guests will rely on counterattacks.- What is the mood in the team?- All players were in good mood, since almost all their clubs won in the last matches. Only William Gallas a bit spoiled the mood because of the defeat in the FA Cup. However, all in a fighting spirit and ready in the upcoming matches for the national team to give everything 100%.- What determined the choice of the city, which will host Your match with Malta?- We had two options: either to play in Nantes at the stadium La Beaujoire", or in lens at the stadium "Felix-Bollaert". We chose lance. In this town a great crowd, and it was a memorable match at the world Cup in 98 with the national team of Paraguay. Then it was a terrific fan support has allowed our team to win in extra time..



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