France has every right to dream big when Antoine Griezmann’s doing this well. The Atletico Madrid player put on another impressive display against England in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM quarterfinals, setting up Aurelien Tchouameni for the game’s first goal before sending in a perfectly placed cross for Olivier Giroud to head in the game-winning goal.
For France, Antoine Griezmann’s is competing in his third World Cup.
In the victory over England on Saturday, the Atletico Madrid player contributed two assists.
He is doing his new midfield assignment flawlessly.
Griezmann is a natural at providing assists; he contributed four during Russia 2018, including two in the championship game. With two more assists than Thierry Henry and Zinedine Zidane combined, the former Barcelona star became France’s all-time leading assist provider after his brace against England.
Griezmann has yet to score at Qatar 2022, in contrast to four years ago when he scored four goals. This is for a very good reason: Didier Deschamps has given the 31-year-old a completely new role, inserting him into a three-man midfield alongside Tchouameni and Adrien Rabiot in the absence of Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante and opting to go back to a four-man defense.
Griezmann has evolved into France’s link-up man, a position he has excelled at throughout this World Cup despite taking on a less offensive role than in the past and one that requires him to play more defense.
The athlete stated in a press conference a few days ago that he was “very open” in how he linked up with defense and attack.