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Thomas Bjorn - Europe will play with no fear

24 Sep 18

Bjorn Presser

Thomas Bjørn insists his European team will play with no fear as they attempt to regain the Ryder Cup from the United States at Le Golf National this week.

The Americans won the trophy two years ago at Hazeltine National for just the second time in eight Ryder Cups but arrive in Paris with two reigning Major Champions and the World Number One in their ranks.

Europe have plenty of firepower of their own with Open Champion Francesco Molinari and World Number Two Justin Rose among their Team, and they have not lost on home soil for 25 years.

Speaking at a press conference alongside American counterpart Jim Furyk at Le Golf National, Bjørn commented: "We don't fear anyone because we've played against them so many times before individually but we respect our opponents and know what we are up against.

"That I think is the key to all this. We'll go out and do what we can and play our game. What stands on the other side we know is one of the strongest American Teams of all time and we know we've got to play our best to come up against this Team and that's what's in front of us. 

"We don't hide behind what we are and who we are and what we do together and that's what it's all about this week.

"We do what we do as a European Team and then we go out and take that on on the golf course and that's all 12 Americans. It's not one individual. It's the whole Team that we are up against."

Furyk added: "I think it's exciting. It's been a long time coming. I think the year, probably, to feel like it was plodding along slowly and maybe got quicker here in the last four to six weeks but it's exciting to get the Team on the plane and there's a buzz in the air last night. 

"Flight made it here just fine. I think the guys got some rest so it's nice to be here and obviously a long time coming. Just looking forward to the week."

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