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"It's boring but it doesn't change anything for the 8th": Griezmann serene after the defeat of the Blues


Entered during the game, the 30-year-old world champion looks back on the tricolor setback against Tunisia this Wednesday, at the Education City Stadium.

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It is an Antoine Griezmann all smiles and therefore true to himself who presented himself to the journalists in the mixed zone after the defeat of the French team against Tunisia (1-0), Wednesday, at Education City Stadium, during the third day of the group stage of the World Cup.

Defeat which does not deprive the Blues of qualification (it was already assured) or of the first place in the classification of group D. Moreover, this defeat could have turned into a draw if the referee had not refused the goal said "Grizou", who did not understand the decision of the officials.

His goal disallowed

 : “I don't know, you have to ask the referee.

No idea.

The referees make choices, you have to accept it... We'll say that we were quite nice because we were already qualified, we didn't get too upset.

But I didn't understand at all.

To see what Fifa will say.

A defeat that breaks (or not) the collective dynamic

 "No, it's boring, it's a pity.

We wanted to fill up, take the three points.

It's like that... Afterwards, there were a lot of changes, players who didn't evolve in their position.

So it was complicated for everyone.

They gave their all.

Afterwards, we tried to come back to the score in the second half.

We had the chances, but we couldn't do it... (...) It's good because everyone participated.

Then it's hard for those who don't play in their position, but that's how it is, it's a dream for everyone to play a World Cup and for many it was the first match in this competition.

You have to be calm.

We saw in 2018 that it doesn't change anything for the 8th grade if we stay focused, that

we work together (France had drawn against Denmark in the pools before leaving Argentina, editor's note).

We will know from tonight who we are playing against.

We will have to prepare well.”

It's always nice to play Argentina.

Antoine Griezmann

The opponent in 8th

 : “It doesn't matter.

The most important thing is to be there.

Afterwards, we will be attentive, we will watch the matches tonight.

Afterwards, it's always nice to play Argentina.

But there are the Saudis, Poland who can do it (and Mexico too).

The staff will do the job with the videos and it's up to us to prepare."

A performance in the form of a booster shot

 : “No, but we know it's hard.

There are no easy matches at the World Cup and we knew it would be complicated.

If you don't make an impact, if you don't win your duels, it's more complicated, we saw it tonight.

The most experienced to help the youngest after this sad performance

 : “A message?

No, there is nothing alarming, they did not go through.

It's complicated to play World Cup matches and we saw it against Australia.

We were zero in the first 15 minutes, we were eaten in the duels.

There was this tension too.

It can happen to anyone.

Tranquility, work.

Even if you have experience, the first 15 minutes against Australia, we got through it because we weren't in the impact because we had been waiting for this for months, we needed slack off on the pitch.”

His performances since the start of the World Cup

 : “I did my preparation with Atlético and Profe Ortega (Oscar Ortega, the physical trainer of the Madrid club, Ed).

I was put in very good conditions for this World Cup.

If I have fun in this middle register?

I like !"

Comments collected in the mixed zone

Source: lefigaro

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