Antoine Griezmann stated he would care much less about France’s fashion of soccer so long as they win the World Cup tomorrow in opposition to Croatia.
Belgium’s Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois each criticised France’s techniques following the groups’ semifinal on Tuesday, with Hazard saying that he would “prefer to lose with Belgium than win with France.”
When requested to answer the Belgium gamers’ feedback at a information convention on Friday, Griezmann interrupted the retorted: “I don’t care.”
“Don’t even talk to me about this,” Griezmann stated. “Courtois played for Atletico as well. He won trophies there and he was not playing attacking football. I don’t care what our style is. All I want is another star on the shirt. I don’t care how we get it. I want it.”
Griezmann stated after the sport in opposition to Belgium, which France gained 1-0, that defending and scoring from a set piece “was a bit like Atletico [Madrid].”
He echoed these feedback on Friday, recognising that there are similarities between the best way the 2 sides method a recreation.
“The defence is the most important thing for our style,” he stated. “It’s the base. It is the style we have in my club as well with Diego Simeone, so I am used to it. I know what to do — how and when to accelerate or slow down the game.”
With a mixed 10 targets within the competitors, France has scored fewer instances than any of the 4 semi-finalists — and 4 of these have been in opposition to Argentina within the spherical of 16.
Griezmann, who has scored solely three targets within the World Cup so far, stated that his method has modified since he scored six targets at Euro 2016.
“I was the top goal scorer in 2016 and we lost, so I told myself this time that I will score less to see if we can win,” he stated. “My game has changed. I’m thinking more about the team now.”
And though efficiency within the remaining might earn Griezmann the Ballon d’Or on the finish of the yr — he stated after Atletico gained the Europa League that he is likely one of the three greatest gamers on this planet — he insisted the person honours don’t matter.
“The only thing I’m thinking about right now is the World Cup,” Griezmann stated.
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