Antoine Griezmann shares telling Lionel Messi comments ahead of France’s World Cup Final against Argentina

Antoine Griezmann shares telling Lionel Messi comments ahead of France’s World Cup Final against Argentina

Ahead of the World Cup final on Sunday at the Lusail Stadium, Antoine Griezmann has acknowledged that going up against Lionel Messi is a big task.

After Argentina and France advanced to the World Cup final in Qatar, Antoine Griezmann will meet Lionel Messi at the Lusail Stadium on Sunday.

Ahead of the World Cup final on Sunday at the Lusail Stadium, Antoine Griezmann has acknowledged that going up against Lionel Messi is a big task.

France defeated Morocco 2-0 on Wednesday at the Al Bayt Stadium to advance to the championship match against Argentina.

This World Cup will likely be Messi’s final opportunity to earn the prestigious award at age 35.

Griezmann is worried about playing against his old Barcelona teammate since he is aware of this. When Leo is on a team, he states, “It’s completely different.”

After the encounter on Wednesday, Griezmann, who is playing a deeper position under France manager Didier Deschamps in Qatar, maintained he was pleased by Morocco.

The Atletico Madrid forward anticipates a far more difficult match against the South Americans on Sunday, though.

Griezmann told the French publication L’Equipe, “I was amazed with Morocco. They performed incredibly well strategically, in defense as well as in attack.”

Hernandez of AC Milan gave France the lead in the fifth minute, but they struggled to maintain it as Morocco attacked their left flank.

Hernandez’s propensity for attacking and Kylian Mbappe’s lack of defensive effort make Deschamps’ team susceptible.

Lucas Hernandez, the preferred left-back for France, suffered a catastrophic knee injury in November’s opening World Cup match against Australia.

It is anticipated that the Bayern Munich defender won’t play again until the following year.

“Marcus’ arrival on the left wing was fortunate for us since it provided Theo with extra defensive support,” continued Griezmann.

“Additionally, the fact that we took an early lead in the game gave us an advantage, and scoring the second goal made things easy for us.”

To stop Messi, Deschamps will also require a strategy. After falling to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil, the Paris Saint-Germain attacker is desperate to finally claim the trophy.

With five goals and three assists in Qatar, he is at the top of his game.
Prior to France’s victory over Morocco, Rio Ferdinand called attention to their weakness on the left.

“If you look at France’s weaknesses, and there aren’t many of them, I believe opponents have been targeting their left flank,” he said in an interview with BBC Sport.

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