Antoine Griezmann Fires Back Thibaut Courtois Over 'Anti-Football' Dig

14 July, 2018, 01:29 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • Paul Pogba France Man Utd

France advanced to Sunday's final against Croatia following a 1-0 win with the goal coming from Barcelona defender, Samuel Umtiti in the second half.

"It's just an anti-football team", Courtois was quoted as saying after the game.

'Their striker plays 30 metres from his own goal.

"France heads a corner and does nothing more than defend", he said.

Pogba, 25, was instrumental in the semi-final win in St Petersburg, as Samuel Umtiti's goal in the 51st minute put the 1998 champions in the World Cup final against the victor of Croatia and England.

And Hazard added: "I prefer to lose with this Belgium than win with that France".


He believes there is inequality in football because nations like France has benefited from players with African blood and has therefore called on FIFA to do something about it.

France will play Croatia in the World Cup final at 4pm on Sunday, and will be heavy favourites as they look to lift the trophy for the second time in their history.

He said: "Does Thibaut Courtois think that at Chelsea he plays Barcelona football?"

Griezmann certainly has a point as Courtois has won La Liga under Diego Simeone, and two Premier League titles under Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, all while playing a defensive style of football. He scored a penalty in a 2-1 home defeat at the Wanda Metropolitano after failing to net in a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.

France midfielder Paul Pogba has responded to critics after helping his side reach the World Cup final.

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