Injured France Star Compares Antoine Griezmann With N'Golo Kante After Semi-Final Heroics
After France's win over Morocco, Paul Pogba compared Antoine Griezmann with N'Golo Kante, following his reinvention as a ball-winning midfielder during the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Antoine Griezmann has been exceptional for France in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar, playing a different role to what most football fans are used to. The 31-year-old has generally featured in attack over the years, behind the front two of Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud. However, Griezmann has put on brilliant performances as a box-to-box midfielder, and his defensive side of the game has not gone unnoticed. France defeated Morocco 2-0 in the semi-final on Thursday to set up a final clash with Argentina.
Following Les Blues' win over the Atlas Lions, Pogba compared Griezmann with Kante, following his reinvention as a ball-winning midfielder during the tournament.
"Griezmannkante," Pogba wrote on his Instagram story, along with a thinking emoji.
Griezmann picked up the player of the match award for his performance against Morocco.
Notably, Pogba and Kante played a huge role in France's 2018 World Cup win.
France will take on Lionel Messi's Argentina in the final at the Lusail Stadium.
"Any team with Messi is a totally different proposition," said Griezmann, a former team-mate of the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner at Barcelona.
"We know how Argentina play. They're a difficult team to play and they seem to be on top form. It isn't only Messi. They have a strong side around him. We know it's going to be a tough game and they're going to have a lot of supporters with them."
(With AFP Inputs)