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Griezmann, the attacker who learned to assist

Antonie Griezmann is essential in Deschamps’ starting eleven at the World Cup in Qatar. The striker shows the best football version of him and has assumed the role of ’10 ′ in the French team that aspires to lift the title and achieve the two-time championship in this World Cup.

Deschamps made the right decision by placing Griezmann as point guard to look for the game between the lines. Without wearing the ’10’ number, which Mbappé wears, the Atlético de Madrid striker plays further back from his natural position, just as he has done repeatedly under the command of Cholo Simeone. In this way, Griezmann plays more together with Tchouaméni and Rabiot.

There is no doubt that the French coach is aware that Griezmann is the one to play in that position. Despite the fact that he has to sacrifice himself in a certain way, the ‘7 ′ of France has managed to accommodate himself and find his place to continue as a starter in a team full of stars. He already did it in Russia 2018 that with the arrival and explosion of Mbappé he began to play a little further from the area. Even so, he scored four goals, the same as his teammate, and had four assists.

This conversion of Griezmann from striker to midfielder is also thanks to his career with Simeone and the French coach takes advantage of that advantage in the national team. Now ‘The Little Prince’ is responsible for the development and distribution of the team’s game and he loves it as he has already said on more than one occasion. “If I have fun in that position? I’m lovin ‘it”, has repeatedly assured.

Deschamps has also been consulted for this decision to delay the rojiblanco player in the team’s scheme: “Some may say he’s a bit sacrificial, but I’ll say it again, he enjoys stealing and recovering a ball as much as he enjoys making an offensive pass. His intelligence in the game allows him to have a good balance ”has sentenced to make it clear that both he and the player are happy with his performance.

Griezmann along with Varane, Lloris, Mbappé and Giroud are some of those who led France to win the World Cup in Russia four years ago and now they want to repeat the title. The man from Atlético de Madrid goes through his best moments at the national team level, He has now worn the shirt for 77 consecutive games without missing a match since March 2017.

Likewise, add 114 games and 43 goals. But today, although he is no longer the team’s top scorer, he plays an equally or even more important role as an assister. With his last assistance to Tchouaméni in the match against England to make it 1-0 in favor of France, Griezmann has become the greatest assister for the French team. He has 27 goal passes on his account, equaling Thierry Henry and Zinedine Zidane who reached 27 and 26 respectively. “I know few more generous players”, Deschamps post game. declared In this World Cup he already has three assists equaling Harry Kane in the tournament. His new role in France makes him the protagonist and figure.

Source: Elcomercio

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