It’s 7 games. International football is ridiculously dumbed down on a tactical level, it’s about talent and luck/order of events/variance. If you actually have a manager that has a clue it’s obviously a bonus, but that’s a rarity at the international level, and even if they do they usually struggle to actually implement their ideas. Del Bosque and Löw deserve a bit of credit for their opportunism I guess, for seeing players set to play in a certain way and basically just not fucking things up. But that’s setting the bar low for credit. Deschamps, I repeat, lost to Portugal in the fucking euro cup on his home soil. He’s a clown, and the fact I even have to argue that is showing how low the bar for football discussion is on this forum these days.
Like I said, we all know how these guys fared, or would fare, at club level.