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Griezmann embarrassed by Courtois' comments

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.

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"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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