World Cup 2022: Messi a ‘completely different proposition’ says Griezmann | Qatar World Cup 2022 Information
Greizmann has assured followers that France ‘might be ready’ as they face an in-form Messi and a well-supported Argentina.
French playmaker Antoine Griezmann has admitted that dealing with seven occasions Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi will current “a very completely different proposition” after France overcame a robust Morocco aspect on Wednesday to succeed in their second World Cup remaining in a row.
“We’ve seen virtually the entire matches at this World Cup, we’ve seen Argentina play, we all know how they play, they’re a troublesome staff to play and a staff who’re on high type,” the 31-year-old Atlético Madrid star mentioned in a post-match press convention.
Griezmann was the person of the match in opposition to Morocco, and his performances on the World Cup have earned him loads of plaudits. Accidents to Paul Pogba and N’golo Kante earlier than the match meant Griezmann, who often performs as a ahead, was pressured to drop into midfield – one thing he has finished with aplomb – racking up three very important assists within the knockout phases.
After the semifinal win, nonetheless, Griezmann urged his staff to not turn out to be complacent. La Albiceleste, as Argentina are identified, produced a wonderful staff efficiency on Tuesday as they brushed apart Croatia 3-0 within the semifinal. “They appear to be on high type, there isn’t solely Messi – they’ve a robust aspect round him,” mentioned Griezmann.
Messi is the main goalscorer this match together with France’s Kylian Mbappe with 5 targets. His aspect recovered from a first-round defeat to Saudi Arabia to high their group after which beat Australia, the Netherlands and Croatia within the knockout video games.
All through the match, Argentina have loved important assist within the stands, with many followers making the greater than 13,000km (8,080 miles) journey from Argentina to Qatar to induce their aspect on.
“We all know it’ll be a troublesome recreation, and they will have the assist of the group,” mentioned Griezmann.
Griezmann assured French followers that they perceive the specter of an Argentina aspect who’ve grown in confidence because the match has progressed and “might be effectively ready”.
The 2 groups performed one another on the 2018 World Cup in an exhilarating 4-3 win for France.
Lately, the 35-year-old Messi confirmed this might be his final look on the World Cup.