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Blues: "Antoine is resplendent", Deschamps defuses the possible spleen of Griezmann


The coach of the Blues confided in the subject of his new vice-captain on the eve of facing the Netherlands.

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The words are chosen, and as always with Didier Deschamps, weighed and under-weighed.

Especially on a subject as sensitive as his choice to give the captaincy to Kylian Mbappé and the role of vice-captain to Antoine Griezmann.

Asked Thursday afternoon at a press conference in the amphitheater of the Stade de France on the disappointment of the Madrid player with this symbolic decision, the coach took care to defuse any tension about a man he has always supported since. 2014.

“I had discussions between the players and I can assure you that Antoine is very smiling,

delays “DD” on a possible spleen of his handyman.

We celebrated his birthday


on Tuesday at Clairefontaine, his disappointment is legitimate but he has an important role to play.

Without ever verbalizing it, Didier Deschamps also returned to his player's reflection on his international future.

According to our information revealed Monday evening, Antoine Griezmann, very disappointed by this choice, would take the time to reflect on the follow-up to be given to his career with the Blues at the end of this rally and the two meetings to come on Friday against the Countries. - Low and Monday in Ireland.

Hypothesis refuted, without saying it clearly, by his coach.

“Less happy periods in club or selection”

“He has been there since the start


with less happy periods in the club or in the selection, but today he is radiant and resplendent on the ground or in group life,

attests Deschamps, sure of his fact and who took care this week to discuss with an element that he appreciates more than anything.

There is not the slightest doubt about it.”

Source: lefigaro

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