In perdition after his failed stint at FC Barcelona, Antoine Griezmann was still decisive in the victory of the French team against England (2-1), Saturday, in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Qatar. Confirmation that the Atletico Madrid striker is a part player.
Griezmann has again enjoyed against England.
Who is Didier Deschamps’ favorite? In the opinion of the players of the France team, only one answer is possible: Antoine Griezmann (31 years old). Much appreciated by the French coach, the Atletico Madrid striker has never been questioned. Even when he was lost at FC Barcelona. Even when he no longer put one foot in front of the other. A paying choice for the Basque manager.
Griezmann takes care of everything
Indeed, the number 7 of the Blues has once again posted a stratospheric level in recent days. We saw him ruthless in front of goal during Euro 2016 in France. We knew him more in management and terribly effective, especially on set pieces, during the 2018 World Cup in Russia. In Qatar, we are entitled to a new version of Griezmann. Not the sexiest, not the one you might expect, but probably the one that does her the most honor.
Most honour, because the native of Mcon did not hesitate for a single second to put himself a little more at the service of others. Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kant absent? All but a problem for Griezmann, who agreed without flinching to step back a notch to lend a hand to Aurlien Tchouamni and Adrien Rabiot. His debauchery of energy and his knowledge of investment are a real opportunity for his youngest partners, who are very happy to be able to count on him.
The hub of the Blues
Better still, the Rojiblanco does not lose influence offensively. It’s even the opposite! Since the beginning of the 21st century, no French player has created as many chances as him in an edition of the World Cup. In 5 games in Qatar, Griezmann has already been the source of 17 tricolor opportunities. It’s better than Franck Ribry with 14 chances created in 7 games in 2006 and Karim Benzema with 13 chances created in 5 games in 2014.
Against England (2-1), the third in the Ballon d’Or in 2016 and 2018, not 8.5/10 and voted man of the match by the Maxifoot editorial staff, delivered two assists for Tchouamni and Olivier Giroud. Two additional offerings that make him the best passer in the history of the French team with 28 units, one more than Thierry Henry. The proof that the third director of the tricolor selection (42 goals) is a great among the greats. And the good news is that it may not be over.
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