Jean-Luc Poisin, sporting director of French club Saint-Etienne and former player of the French national team and Lille, believes that holding the Euro 2020 tournament in more than one country loses a lot of enthusiasm.
The Euro 2020 tournament, which comes in light of the European Union’s celebration of the 60th anniversary of the first edition, will be held in 11 different European cities.
Boyzin told FilGoal.com: “Holding a Euro tournament in several countries would not be a good thing. The tournament will miss a lot of the enthusiastic atmosphere that accompanies the combined tournaments.”
“I’m afraid this will kill the fun and madness of the tournament,” he explained.
On the chances of the French national team winning the title, he said: “France has a great opportunity for me to win the title. It is one of the favorite teams and is always a candidate to win the championship.”
He added, “Karim Benzemas return will constitute a great force for the team in attack, and I expect Turkey to be the surprise of the tournament.”
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And he concluded about holding the tournament with fans, “Holding the competition in the presence of a part of the fans is a good thing and will give the matches a special taste. Small teams may benefit from the presence of small numbers of fans because they are used to it.”
It is scheduled that most matches will witness an audience attendance of not less than 25% of the stadiums capacity.