Greizmann has assured followers that France ‘will probably be ready’ as they face an in-form Messi and a well-supported Argentina.
French playmaker Antoine Griezmann has admitted that going through seven instances Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi will current “a completely completely different proposition” after France overcame a powerful Morocco aspect on Wednesday to achieve their second World Cup remaining in a row.
“We’ve seen virtually all the matches at this World Cup, we’ve seen Argentina play, we all know how they play, they’re a troublesome group to play and a group who’re on high kind,” the 31-year-old Atlético Madrid star mentioned in a post-match press convention.
Griezmann was the person of the match in opposition to Morocco, and his performances on the World Cup have earned him loads of plaudits. Accidents to Paul Pogba and N’golo Kante earlier than the event meant Griezmann, who normally performs as a ahead, was pressured to drop into midfield – one thing he has performed with aplomb – racking up three very important assists within the knockout levels.
After the semifinal win, nonetheless, Griezmann urged his group to not turn out to be complacent. La Albiceleste, as Argentina are recognized, produced a positive group efficiency on Tuesday as they brushed apart Croatia 3-0 within the semifinal. “They appear to be on high kind, there isn’t solely Messi – they’ve a powerful aspect round him,” mentioned Griezmann.
Messi is the main goalscorer this event together with France’s Kylian Mbappe with 5 objectives. His aspect recovered from a first-round defeat to Saudi Arabia to high their group after which beat Australia, the Netherlands and Croatia within the knockout video games.
All through the event, Argentina have loved vital assist within the stands, with many followers making the greater than 13,000km (8,080 miles) journey from Argentina to Qatar to induce their aspect on.
“We all know it’s going to be a troublesome recreation, and they’re going to have the assist of the gang,” mentioned Griezmann.
Griezmann assured French followers that they perceive the specter of an Argentina aspect who’ve grown in confidence because the event has progressed and “will probably be effectively ready”.
The 2 groups performed one another on the 2018 World Cup in an exciting 4-3 win for France.
Not too long ago, the 35-year-old Messi confirmed this might be his final look on the World Cup.