Antoine Griezmann hits back at Thibaut Courtois criticism



Pogba was influential in France's slender 1-0 win against Belgium in the semi-finals to help les Bleus reach their first World Cup final since 2006.

Hazard was another Belgian who was not especially gracious in defeat, saying after the game that he would prefer to lose with his Belgian side than win playing how France did.

The Belgium goalkeeper said, "It's just an anti-football team".

'Their striker plays 30 metres from his own goal.

The two stars met in the final four on Tuesday and Samuel Umtiti's second-half header was the difference as France progressed to the final.

'France heads a corner and does nothing more than defend.

But Griezmann, who will spearhead the attack alongside Olivier Giroud in Moscow on Sunday, reminded Courtois that Chelsea, under their now former manager, Antonio Conte, were hardly famed for free-flowing attacking football.

Courtois claimed he would have rather have lost to Brazil in the quarter-final, as they played good football, rather than go out to a team like France.

France will face surprise package Croatia in the final of the World Cup, which takes place at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.

Atletico Madrid forward Griezmann replied on Friday when he suggested that he'd be happy to win the World Cup by any means possible. "I want a second star to be on this shirt, and if I have the star, I do not care about the game we have done".

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