In perdition after his unsuccessful stay at FC Barcelona, Antoine Griezmann was still decisive for the French team’s victory against England (2-1), on Saturday, in the quarter-finals at 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’ favourite? After the players from the French team, there is only one answer possible: Antoine Griezmann (31 years old). Highly regarded by the French coach, the Atletico Madrid striker has never been questioned. Even when he was lost in FC Barcelona. Even when he no longer puts one foot in front of the other. A paying choice for the Basque manager.
Griezmann takes care of everything
In fact, the number 7 of the Blues has again put a stratospheric level in recent days. We saw him reckless 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 have the right to a new version of Griezmann. Not the sexiest, not the one you’d expect, but probably the one that does her the most credit.
Most credit, 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 without hesitation agreed to step back a notch to lend a hand to Aurlien Tchouamni and Adrien Rabiot. His excesses of energy and his knowledge of investments are a real opportunity for his youngest partners, who are very happy to be able to count on him.
The focal point for the Blues
Even better, the Rojiblanco do 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 matches in Qatar, Griezmann has already been the source of 17 tricolor opportunities. That’s better than Franck Ribry with 14 created chances in 7 games in 2006 and Karim Benzema with 13 created chances in 5 games in 2014.
Against England (2-1), the third in the Ballon d’Or in 2016 and 2018, rated 8.5/10 and voted man of the match by Maxifoot’s editors, provided two decisive passes to Tchouamni and Olivier Giroud. Two more offers, making him the best passer in the French team’s history with 28 units, one more than Thierry Henry. The proof that the third director of the tricolor committee (42 goals) is a great among the great. And the good news is that it may not be over.
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