Europe captain Thomas Bjorn insists his side will not be overawed by the strength and status of the USA team ahead of Friday’s Ryder Cup.
Bjorn will be looking to extend USA’s woeful record away – they have not won since 1993 outside of the States – when the two sides meet at Le Golf National in Paris.
However, the USA side arrived in France a much closer unit banishing their woes from the previous campaigns with a resounding 17-11 win at Hazeltine in 2016. Since then, the likes of Patrick Reed and Brooks Koepka have added Majors to their records with in-form Bryson DeChambeau and Tiger Woods adding further beef to their lineup.
‘These are 24 of the best players in the world, and you know, when they go up against each other, they are all capable of amazing things on both sides,’ said Bjorn.
‘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.’