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Griezmann after his canceled goal at the end of Tunisia-France: "I admit that I did not understand too much"


Deprived of the equalizer for an offside signaled after additional time and an incredible end to the match, the striker came into the neck

He had not yet stopped in the mixed zone since the arrival of the Blues in Doha.

He also did not have the opportunity to speak at the daily press conferences held at the Blues training center.

Despite the defeat against Tunisia (1-0), the first of the Blues in the World Cup since that of Rio on July 4, 2014 against Germany (1-0) in the quarter-finals, and the goal of equalization that he was refused for offside, it was a smiling Antoine Griezmann who appeared in front of the microphones.

"Guys, I'm starting to prepare for the aftermath, so it will be five euros a question", began by joking "Grizou", 31 years old and 113 selections, before getting serious again.

Why was your goal canceled?


No idea.

Referees make choices, you have to accept them.

We were quite nice, as we had already qualified, we didn't get angry, but I admit that I didn't really understand.

We'll see what FIFA says.

Does this defeat disrupt the good dynamic?

No, no, it's a shame because we wanted to take the three points and fill up.

But there were changes, players who did not play in their position, so it was complicated for everyone.

They gave everything, in the second we tried to come back to the score.

We had the chances but we couldn't.

Can this kind of poor performance have an impact on the rest of the competition?

No, I do not think so.

It's good because everyone participates.

It's hard for those who don't play their position, but it's a dream for everyone to participate in a World Cup.

For many it was the first game in the competition, you have to be quiet.

We saw during the 1/8th in 2018 that it changes absolutely nothing if we stay focused, if we all work together.

We have four days to prepare well.

It's good tonight, we'll know who we're going to play against.

Who do you prefer to face?

No matter, the important thing was to be there.

We will be attentive, we are watching the matches tonight.

Argentina is always good to play, but the Saudis, Poland and Mexico can also do it.

The coach and the staff will do the job on the level of the videos to prepare us.

Can this defeat serve as a booster shot before the first knockout match?

No booster shot, we know it's hard.

We see that during the World Cup no match is easy and if you don't make an impact in your duels, it's more complicated.

We saw it tonight.

Will we have to comfort those who played?

No, there is nothing alarming.

They didn't make it through either, but it's complicated to play World Cup matches.

We saw it, us, against Australia.

The first fifteen minutes, we were zero in the duels because there was this tension of playing a World Cup match.

It can happen to anyone.

So peace and work.

Is this where we realize that experience is necessary in the World Cup?

Yes, but even with experience, the game against Australia, everyone went through the first fifteen minutes a bit.

Because we had been waiting for this for months, there was tension and we needed to relax on the pitch.

It could happen.

Personally, you have done very well.

How do you explain it?

By the fact that I did a real preparation with Atlético and Prof Ortega (physical trainer) put me in very good condition for this World Cup.

How do you feel about your new role on the pitch?

(He leaves smiling).

I like !

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2022-11-30

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