Antoine Griezmann mocks Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois


"I'm just like always", he said.

Antoine Griezmann has hit back at Thibaut Courtois after the Belgium goalkeeper criticised France's tactical approach to Tuesday's World Cup semi-final.

"Does Thibaut Courtois think that at Chelsea he plays Barcelona football?"

Midfielder Blaise Matuidi said the defeat in the Euro 2016 final - when France seemed to freeze in front of their own fans at the Stade de France in Paris and Portugal nicked a 1-0 win - would be in numerous players' minds when they walk out at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.

'I would have preferred to have lost in the quarter-finals to Brazil, at least that was a team that wanted to play football'.

He added to laughter: "We have a attractive country, we have a lovely team, we have handsome journalists!" I don't care how, I want a second star to be on this shirt.

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"I can improve and get better and better".

"We would like to host them and share with them the happiness of football, hoping that this can go some way to helping them after everything they've been through in the last few weeks".

Didier Deschamps steered an efficient French team into the World Cup final in Moscow where they will face Croatia, a repeat of the infamous 1998 semi final.

"We are going through nice things right now, so we want to finish it and prove ourselves".

"[In the 2016 Euros] we thought it was done and that we had won the trophy by beating Germany in the semi-finals".