‘This France is SCARY’: Spanish papers praise the firepower of Les Bleus after incredible comeback victory over Belgium, as Spain prepare to face Kylian Mbappe and Co in the Nations League final
The morning papers in Spain have reacted with fear after seeing world champions France overturn a two-goal deficit on Thursday night to reach the UEFA Nations League final.
Les Bleus looked in deep trouble in their semi-final against Belgium after going behind to goals from Yannick Carrasco and Romelu Lukaku.
But France came roaring back through Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe, before Theo Hernandez’s terrific stoppage-time winner and AS described the French firepower as ‘scary’ ahead of their final clash against Spain on Sunday.
AS described the French firepower as ‘scary’ ahead of their final clash against Spain on Sunday
Les Bleus looked in deep trouble in their semi-final before a dramatic second-half fightback
The publication led with ‘France strike fear in Spanish hearts’ following the comeback, which capped a brilliant contest in Turin on Thursday.
Spain beat Euro 2020 champions and hosts of the finals Italy on Wednesday night, courtesy of a Ferran Torres double in the San Siro.
Meanwhile, Marca focused on Mbappe’s tumultuous few months with the France national team after he played a starring role on Thursday.
The PSG man missed the vital penalty in France’s shock last-16 loss to Switzerland in the summer and underperformed throughout Euro 2020.
France head coach Didier Deschamps hailed Mbappe for putting his European Championship woes behind him.
Marca focused on Mbappe’s tumultuous few months with the France national team
Mbappe scored in France’s 3-2 Nations League semi-final comeback win over Belgium
‘Kylian didn’t have any doubts,’ said Deschamps after the match. ‘He was determined after lacking efficiency at the Euros.
‘Like I always said, the French team is better with than without Kylian Mbappe.
‘We were knocked out by Switzerland (at Euro 2020) but the France national team is still here. We’re still among the best teams.’
Didier Deschamps (middle) hailed Mbappe and the rest of his team for coming back in Turin