France Faces Dilemma with Deschamps and Griezmann

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Published Monday, June 10, 2024 at 14:30

Antoine Griezmann did not shine on Sunday against Canada, where his positioning close to Olivier Giroud did not convince. Didier Deschamps is struggling to find the right formula before the Euros.

During the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Antoine Griezmann was used as a midfielder alongside Adrien Rabiot and Aurélien Tchouaméni. However, in the recent preparation matches, Griezmann has been playing as a second striker, which has raised concerns as he has had less influence on the game. The French newspaper L’Equipe highlights this issue that needs to be addressed, as the team’s performance suffers when Griezmann is not in his best position.

Griezmann’s role as a midfielder in 2022 transformed the team’s gameplay, combining creativity and defensive skills. Playing higher up the field, Griezmann’s impact is not as significant, and the midfielders have struggled to fill his shoes. The preparation matches do not indicate a successful offensive role for Griezmann in the upcoming Euros.

It is possible that Griezmann will play a deeper role in the Euros, alongside players like Ngolo Kanté, Adrien Rabiot, or Eduardo Camavinga. Deschamps will need to learn from the unsuccessful experiments in the preparation matches to maximize Griezmann’s performance in the upcoming tournament.

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Antoine Griezmann is a French professional footballer who has played for top clubs like Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. He has also been a key player for the French national team, winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Griezmann is known for his versatility and technical skills on the field, making him a valuable asset for any team he plays for.