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Euro 2020: Didier Deschamps hails Antoine Griezmann as ‘one of the greatest players of all-time’

Didier Deschamps hails Antoine Griezmann as ‘one of the greatest players of all-time’ as the Barcelona star prepares to make his fiftieth consecutive look for France towards Hungary at Euro 2020

Didier Deschamps has hailed the affect of ‘all-time nice’ Antoine Griezmann as the Barcelona striker prepares to make his fiftieth consecutive look for France.

Griezmann has began each one of the group’s 35 aggressive matches throughout 4 full seasons and has not missed a aggressive worldwide since making his debut in March 2014.

It is an unbelievable report of consistency and reliability, his supervisor agreed, forward of at this time’s Group F sport towards Hungary in Budapest.

Didier Deschamps has described Antoine Griezmann as ‘one of the greatest players of all-time’

Griezmann has not missed a competitive international since making his debut in 2014

Griezmann has not missed a aggressive worldwide since making his debut in 2014

‘He’s an expert and he has managed to keep away from the completely different accidents he might have had,’ mentioned Deschamps.

‘He might not be 20 years previous anymore however he takes superb care of himself. The statistics communicate for themselves.

‘You can see the affect he has for the group by way of the targets he scores and his assists. If we then add his capability to alter the sport, to get caught in when we have to defend and haven’t got the ball, he’s one of the greatest players of all-time each in Europe and worldwide.’

This run of consecutive video games is a French report.

In all, 30-year-old Griezmann has 92 caps and 37 targets for his nation, scoring six occasions at Euro 2016 to propel them to the last.

‘He is one of our technical leaders,’ mentioned Deschamps. ‘He is a sport changer with the means he strikes, the management he has with the ball and the targets he’s succesful of scoring, and his assists. He is an offensive participant, a really inventive participant and has this capacity to assume exterior the field. 

‘That’s one thing he has confirmed to us again and again, it is exceptional to look at even by way of he is completely satisfied to get again and defend. Maybe he does that slightly bit an excessive amount of.

Hugo Lloris warned France against over-confidence against Hungary after beating Germany

Hugo Lloris warned France towards over-confidence towards Hungary after beating Germany

‘I’m not going to take this away from him. It is totally pure for him and necessary to our steadiness. This would not stop him from being an enormous participant and from having an enormous presence on the pitch on the subject of his effectivity up entrance.’

France began Euro 2020 with a 1-0 win towards Germany in Munich however captain Hugo Lloris sounded a be aware of warning forward of Saturday’s sport earlier than one other crowd of 61,000 in Budapest’s Puskas Arena.

‘We should not be too constructive,’ mentioned a usually sanguine Lloris.

‘It is just the first sport and much of challenges await us, beginning right here. But is necessary to have began with an ideal collective efficiency, to placed on a very good present of solidarity and solidity.

‘We need to be harmful. We need to be ruthless. If we are able to rating we need to rating. We could have extra possession towards Hungary and it’s as much as handle that. But the will to win is a power of our group. We need to win and we need to win collectively.’

Deschamps has confirmed Benjamin Pavard, who suffered a blow to the head throughout Tuesday’s sport towards Germany, is obtainable to play.

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