Football European Cup – UEFA Index: France at the level of Sweden and Hungary, it is consternation
Difficult week for French clubs, which did not shine in the European Cup. Daniel Riolo wonders what the real value of our championship is.
After the beautiful first week of the French clubs in the European Cup, it is the violent tumble during this second day. French clubs, apart from PSG which won in Haifa, have failed to win a single game. And yet, the program of the adversaries was not necessarily dizzying, with no team from a top European championship apart from OM facing Frankfurt, which is not a tenor in the Bundesliga either. Rennes and Nice got the point of the draw, and for the rest, they were defeats which terribly undermined the UEFA index of France. Unlike Spain or Portugal, which have taken their place on the podium for this season, or England, Germany and Italy, which are already in the Top10, France is not taking off and is 18th place. Stuck between Hungary and Sweden, the tricolor formations do not find themselves at this level by chance either, since this Thursday the Hungarian club Ferencvaros beat AS Monaco at Louis-II.
The hopes of summer already showered
Frankfurt, Maccabi, Fenerbahçe, Qarabag, Partizan, Ferencvaros. It gives us a single victory. Proud to be French.
—Sofiane (@___Sofiane) September 15, 2022
As a result, in the cumulative ranking of the last five seasons, France sees the Netherlands and Portugal getting closer, even if 5th place is still in order, in particular thanks to the 8 points already scored by PSG. Nevertheless, the result is disappointing for Daniel Riolo, who hopes every year to see French clubs perform. » It’s sad compared to the level of our championship which we want to believe every year. August is the month of hope. A catastrophic record that makes me want to go on strike in Ligue 1 this weekend. Our championship is worth nothing, it’s grotesque “Lamented the RMC consultant, for whom it would be time to realize the real level of French teams in the European Cup.