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Antoine Griezmann embarrassed by Thibaut Courtois' comments about France's 'anti-football'

Posted: 6 September 2018 Time: 14:00

World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann reveals he was embarrassed by Thibaut Courtois' comments about France's style of football at the 2018 World Cup.

France defeated Belgium in the semi-finals on their way to lifting their second World Cup trophy in July.

After the clash, Courtois claimed he would have been happier losing to Brazil in the last-eight, saying "at least that was a team that wanted to play football", while he labelled Les Blues' style as 'anti-football'.

However, the Belgian's comments did not sit well with Griezmann, who says that's how the shot-stopper won LaLiga with Atletico Madrid.

"What Courtois said embarrassed me because he played for Cholo, he knows how it goes, he won LaLiga like that," Griezmann told L'Equipe.

"They're two different playing styles. There was a time for [Pep] Guardiola and his attacking 4-3-3.

"Now, there's a time for this kind of 4-4-2."

Article by: Staff Reporter
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