EdF: the strong admission of the Blues on Antoine Griezmann


By: Manu Tournoux

They say that those who are absent are always wrong. But Antoine Griezmann can sleep peacefully. Without him, the Blues had a very difficult evening against Germany (2-0). After the meeting, Didier Deschamps confided on this subject: “I didn't need this match to know the importance of Antoine. Honestly, if he had been here today (Saturday), given our shortcomings in many areas, it would have been complicated too. We were lacking in areas other than the technical aspect. From there, the high level, it's very difficult to exist against a Germany who had a very big match.

Asked about it, Olivier Giroud declared: “It’s true that Antoine is a bit like the creator, the playing master of our team even if there are others. This evening (Saturday), he could have added something more. But the guys who were there were able to do it too. So we shouldn't make excuses. We had the opportunity to do better. We hope to do it on Tuesday.” Aurélien Tchouameni confided: “Antoine is an exceptional player. We missed him. A player like him cannot be replaced so easily. It creates the link between all sectors of the game.” Ditto for Benjamin Pavard. “Antoine is very important to us. But we have very good players in this position. Afterwards, it is true that he is a leader and that he is very important in the squad. Without playing, Grizi scored points last night.

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