Deschamps highlights the contribution of Griezmann

first_img Regaring Coman, who left the field with a limp at the end, Deschamps said he twisted his ankle but “it is not serious” and “he is young, he will recover quickly.” 26/06/2016 at 22:48 Deschamps did admit that he raised his voice at the interval: “There are times when it is necessary to shake things up” in order to “calm” the players as well as “getting them going”. “Antoine is accustomed to playing in the forward line. Today he showed his usual ability and efficiency”, Deschamps noted after the game. “In the first half there were many fouls, a lot of provocation, so we had a lot to lose and needed more fluidity in our play”, he added. The coach justified the entrance of Kingsley Coman to strengthen “the offensive presence” of the team. He explained: “As Ireland defend in a compact manner, I decided to play Griezmann and Giroud together, along with increasing the pace on the wings with the inclusion of Coman.” He felt the team went on to create “more danger and many chances”. France manager Didier Deschamps stated this Sunday that he was not surprised by the great performance of Antoine Griezmann, whose two goals helped the French defeat Ireland in Lyon. CEST EFE Ireland had taken the lead through a Robbie Brady penalty after just two minutes, but the Atletico Madrid striker Griezmann led the comeback. His two goals within three second-half minutes gave the host nation their passage into the last eight.last_img

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