Football NewsDeschamp is satisfied with Antoine Griezmann’s performance
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Few players find their stock to decrease after transferring to Barcelona, yet that is exactly what has happened to Antoine Griezmann, forcing France coach Didier Deschamps to remind everyone that the former Atletico Madrid goalscorer is one of the best players in both Europe and the world.


Antoine’s factor in winning against Germany

Griezmann was outstanding in France’s victory over Germany on Tuesday, making a particular effort to drop back into his own half and contribute on the defensive side of the game. One particular challenge was forceful and uncharacteristic, but it shows the commitment Griezmann has to the national cause. He is one of the best in Europe and in the world,” Deschamps enthused in his pre-match press conference. Sometimes he works a lot in defence, which he brings with him from club football and I’m not going to tell him not to do it. It doesn’t prevent him from maintaining his efficiency and his influence in attacking moves, that’s been recognised.”


Easy schedule against Hungary on Saturday

With France having a relatively easy fixture against Hungary on Saturday, Les Bleus may field a slightly different team to the one which defeated Germany, although Deschamps doesn’t believe there are any issues with Griezmann’s fitness. He is able to chain many matches because he takes great care of himself and is a great professional,” he continued. He only had one knock in the last friendly. You only need to look at his statistics to see the influence he has on the national team with his goals and assists.” France has to play against Portugal too. As of now, the team is in the second position due to one goal against Germany. Portugal scored three goals against Hungary and they are in the first position. France and Portugal will play against each other next week.