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France star Griezmann doesn't care about Courtois' criticism

14 July 2018

Thibaut Courtois was extremely critical of the style of football played by France in their World Cup semi final, however, Antoine Griezmann has questioned whether or not the stopper feels he plays Barcelona football at Chelsea.

France could well replicate their 1998 heroics against Croatia in Sunday's final but received plenty of criticism from Belgium players, including Courtois, in relation to their tactics and how they picked up the victory.

"Zinedine Zidane is a legend and football icon and Griezmann is on his way to becoming one too", he said in the official FIFA press conference.

'Their striker plays 30 metres from his own goal.

After the match Courtois and fellow Belgium star Eden Hazard expressed their disappointment at how France had conducted themselves. France heads a corner and does nothing more than defend.

I could do one thing and it was to play football.

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

Atletico Madrid forward Griezmann replied on Friday when he suggested that he'd be happy to win the World Cup by any means possible.

France will face surprise package Croatia in the final of the World Cup, which takes place at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.

"I don't want to prove nothing to nobody", he said.

France star Griezmann doesn't care about Courtois' criticism