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France striker Griezmann: I don't care about Ballon D'Or

France striker Griezmann: I don't care about Ballon D'Or”

Belgium's players criticised the tactics France used in their 1-0 semi-final win as Didier Deschamps' team sat deep and Samuel Umtiti's headed goal came from a corner, but Griezmann dismissed the criticism.

Antoine Griezmann celebrates at the end of the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup.

In a press conference on Friday, Griezmann said: "Does Thibaut Courtois think that at Chelsea he plays Barcelona football?"

'I would have preferred to have lost in the quarter-finals to Brazil, at least that was a team that wanted to play football'.

Despite the obvious mistakes made by the team, for a lot of people, France played better and thus deserved to win the cup.

"I don't care how".

"I don't care how. But if we win without me scoring, I'll be happy with that too".

While a goal in tomorrow's final will be high priority for the 31-year-old striker, his play is about much more than just finishing as displayed in a semi-final performance against Belgium. World Cup winning sides have stars on their jerseys depicting the number of times they have won the title.

"He knows the way".

Didier Deschamps has come through a hard spell to guide France into the World Cup final. Both Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard have plenty of experience playing in central defence, meaning they do not madly commit themselves forward. "His choices are paying off, and I hope it will continue". "It (France's progress to the final) hasn't happened by accident".

Matuidi, 31, reckons victory - should France achieve it - should be dedicated to the whole nation.

Seeing how things have come full circle for Griezmann is just handsome and we're eager to see how he performs on the grandest stage tomorrow. I'm so proud to be French.

"The good atmosphere prevailing in the group is reflected on the field".

"I have tried to manage my play, when to keep the ball, when to accelerate". He's one of our players who does the same job as the others do.



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