Griezmann sends warning ahead of the World Cup final

World Cup 2018 By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 11/07/2018

 

France attacker Antoine Griezmann has sent warning ahead of the World Cup finals to their opponent, according to report in Marca.

Samuel Umtiti’s goal was enough for the Les Bleu to seal a place in the finals of the World Cup and the Atletico Madrid forward remained clear that the job is not done yet.

France coach Didier Deschamps has been criticized for being defensive minded but his team has always risen to occasions and get the goals needed to progress as seen against Argentina, Uruguay and now Belgium.

"We can't smell a trophy, only perfume," Griezmann explained in his post-match interview.

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"We have to keep our feet on the ground. The final will be very difficult."

Griezmann has been in Atletico Madrid teams that have suffered heartbreak in finals, as well as his involvement in the Euro 2016 disaster, and he is determined not to suffer a similar pain.

"I'm more used to suffering than my teammates," he admitted. "We're very happy at this moment, but not overly so.

"We have to rest now, the final is in five days."

Roberto Martinez bemoaned the fact the semi-final had been decided on a set-piece, however, Griezmann believes it's an important part of Les Bleus' game plan.

"The goal was rehearsed," Griezmann confirmed.

"It has come at a key moment. I think we deserved to win."

France await the winner between Croatia and England in the final.

 
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