France coach Didier Deschamps backs Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann amidst dip in form
Posted: 11 November 2017 Time: 13:15
France coach Didier Deschamps has leapt to the defence of Antoine Griezmann, stating the striker “has the same quality as he always has”.
The Atletico Madrid striker was recently handed a bumper new deal at the La Liga giants but has failed to live up to his billing after suffering a major dip in form this season.
As such, critics and pundits have both questioned Griezmann’s abilities on the pitch, but Les Bleus boss has shrugged off any such suggestions.
“Antoine is still Antoine, he has the same quality as he always has,” Football Espana quote Deschamps as saying at a press conference.
“Maybe at the moment he is not performing to his usual high standards but I am not worried at all, and all form is relative.
“It has to be viewed alongside how the team is playing and Atletico Madrid have not been convincing in many matches this season.”