Griezmann on France's playing style: 'I don't care how we get it. I want it'
- Antoine Griezmann believes France's style of football doesn't matter at all as long as they win the World Cup
- The Atletico Madrid ace insisted the defence is a key for France at the tournament
- Also, Griezmann has explained his lack of goals in Russia as he's "thinking more about the team now"
Belgium's Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois both criticised France's tactics following the teams' semifinal on Tuesday, with Hazard saying that he would "prefer to lose with Belgium than win with France."
When asked to respond to the Belgium players' comments at a news conference on Friday, Griezmann interrupted the question by saying, "I don't care."
"Don't even talk to me about this," Griezmann said. "Courtois played for Atletico as well. He won trophies there and he was not playing attacking football. I don't care what our style is. All I want is another star on the shirt. I don't care how we get it. I want it."
"The defence is the most important thing for our style," he added. "It's the base. It is the style we have in my club as well with Diego Simeone, so I am used to it. I know what to do - how and when to accelerate or slow down the game."
Griezmann, who has scored only three goals in the World Cup thus far, said that his approach has changed since he scored six goals at Euro 2016.
"I was the top goal scorer in 2016 and we lost, so I told myself this time that I will score less to see if we can win," he said. "My game has changed. I'm thinking more about the team now."
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