Football – French national team
France team: It’s over for Griezmann
Published on March 27, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.
Following the international retirement of Hugo Lloris, Didier Deschamps has named Kylian Mbappé captain of the France team. The PSG striker was preferred to Antoine Griezmann, also present in the discussion and very disappointed, he who dreamed of the armband. From now on, the Atletico Madrid player no longer has any illusions and knows that he will never have the armband.
The world Cup marked the end of an era in French team. Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Raphaël Varane et Karim Benzema have announced their international retirement. Didier Deschamps thus lost its captain, with Loriesbut also his vice-captain with Early. Thus, the armband was coveted by Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann. Although he is more experienced, Grizou was not chosen by his coach and was very disappointed after that, as confirmed by his new captain at a press conference. Seeing a 24-year-old pass him by, he understood that he would never be the boss at Blues as pointed out Vincent Duluc.
“He was waiting for it, he was hoping for it”
In a question forum organized by The teamthe journalist Vincent Duluc was questioned about the situation ofAntoine Griezmann. « If there is still disappointment in Griezmann? Surely there is a little left. He was expecting it, he hoped, at 32 years old. This will no doubt not disappear completely, and events will cause this disappointment to resurface in the months to come, it is only human. But the main thing is that he remains the same player on the field, and in this respect, France-Netherlands was very reassuring. », Underlines the journalist, before continuing.
“The door has closed forever”
« If Lloris had given up on his own, Varane would have taken the armband, but with both retired Griezmann must have hoped, and the appointment of a 24-year-old captain suggests the door has closed forever for the player. ‘Atletico », added Vincent Duluc. It’s over with the armband dream ofAntoine Griezmann.