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Griezmann considered retiring from the French national team, Deschamps intervened and earned him back - voila! FIFA World Cup


According to "Lakip", one of the stars of the World Cup in Qatar considered ending his international career in 2019. The coach made him reconsider and now he is enjoying it - perhaps on the way to a second consecutive cup win

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Antoine Griezmann knew not easy days in the last two years, but in the World Cup in Qatar he certainly mentions oblivion.

At the age of 31, he proves that his strength is in his waist with impressive performances in the World Cup, thanks to which he also overtook Thierry Henry and became the French team's all-time scoring king with the two goals he scored in the victory over England in the quarter-finals.

In fact, Griezmann now needs one more assist to finish as World Cup goalscorer in Qatar as he is currently level with the already relegated Harry Kane and Bruno Fernandes, each with three assists.

But it turns out that Griezmann came to the World Cup in Qatar only after a campaign of persuasion by his coach, Didier Deschamps.

According to a report in "Laquip" today, a day before France faced Morocco in the semi-finals of the World Cup (Wednesday, 21:00), Griezmann considered retiring from the national team about three years ago as a world champion and returned only following the efforts of the team's coach.

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Deschamps (Photo: GettyImages, Anne-Christine POUJOULAT)

After winning the World Cup in Russia, Griezmann claimed that he "feels tired" and also got the impression that precisely in France he is not appreciated enough, after the French Federation did not support him, Kylian Mbappe or Raphael Varane, his teammates, at the Ballon d'Or ceremony that year, and he felt that this was a decision that affected him to the detriment

Deschamps, who is expected to partner Griezmann against Morocco for his 73rd game in a row in the national team's uniform (since June 2017), was aware of the situation that was developing between Griezmann and the heads of the association and therefore rushed to Madrid to do everything he could to prevent one of his stars from giving up his international career at the age of 28 He claimed that France needs him and that he has more chapters to write that will go down in the history of French football.

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Griezmann was quickly convinced and the relationship between him and Deschamps has even strengthened since then, but doubts arose again after France's failure at the Euros last year - already eliminated in the round of 16 by Switzerland at the end of a penalty shootout.

Fortunately for Deschamps, the doubts were quickly removed and there was no need for another trip on his part, this time to Barcelona, ​​to convince Griezmann to continue in the blue uniform of France.

In a short time, Griezmann decided to continue to the World Cup in Qatar and possibly lead the tricolor to a second consecutive World Cup victory.

Now that Griezmann is happy in the squad again, he and Deschamps are just two wins away from another World Cup - a feat no team has achieved since Brazil in 1962.

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Source: walla

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