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Griezmann: "A team with Messi is different"

Griezmann: "A team with Messi is different"

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Forward Antoine Griezmann said he was “proud” of the France team and acknowledged that “Argentina is a great team” and that Lionel Messi “is at a great level, but so are the rest of the Argentine players.”

In conversation with the French press tafter defeating Morocco 2-0 in the semifinalsGriezmann considered that “what we are doing is very beautiful”, although he pointed out that “there is one game left, ninety minutes in which we will have to give everything and compete as up to now”.

“A team with Messi is different. We know how they play, it is a very difficult team, which is in very good shape. There is Leo, but there is also a team behind, a group that is very united, has been playing very well, and they also have their fans with them. Tomorrow we will ask ourselves how to hurt them, defend ourselves against them and prepare for this final”, he indicated about Argentina.

Regarding his new position on the field of play, the Atlético de Madrid footballer indicated that he has always “worked defensively. I have more people ahead of me and I am more into creation. I will do what the team needs and what it takes to win.”

Regarding Morocco, he indicated that “they played very well. It was difficult for us in the second half because they attacked us more from the right. We made changes and that gave us more security without the ball. We countered and found security at 2-0”.

For his part, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris He acknowledged that “he suffered a lot” with the Moroccans, although he added that he is satisfied. “We are giving ourselves a golden opportunity to make history in France. A second final in 4 years,” he said.

Regarding Argentina, Lloris pointed out that “it is a very big team. They have shown how competitive they are, and they have Messi who has marked this sport. There is everything to make a great game but we are going to try to turn the game around our side”.

Meanwhile, Randal Kolo Muani, author of the second French goal, said he was fulfilling “a childhood dream” and said that the entire squad should “be proud” for winning the semifinal.

“We were strong defensively and we scored the second goal to close the game,” said the Eintracht Frankfurt player, who added that “hopefully we’ll go very, very far. You can’t play a final by talking about it, you have to win it. We’ll face the game with enthusiasm and determination,” he announced.

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