Unlike Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann has definitely taken good habits in the France team …
Author of a performance for the less solid, if not brilliant, Tuesday, against Germany (1-0), Antoine Griezmann was much less inspired on Saturday in the second match against Hungary (1-1). He was nonetheless at the origin of several movements and especially scored the equalizing goal after a good job of Kylian Mbappé on the right side of the surface.
Likewise, with now 11 goals scored in the Euro and in the World Cup, in 21 matches, Antoine Griezmann is already the most prolific third French scorer in a major tournament behind the inevitable Michel Platini (14 goals in 21 matches) and Thierry Henry (12 goals in 28 matches). And the attacker of the Barça has for him a certain consistency since, except at the 2014 World Cup, where the second goal he was very ready to score against Nigeria had been withdrawn to be awarded to Joseph Yobo, Antoine Griezmann has scored in each of the major competitions contested. A consistency that Karim Benzema, who has still not scored after having already been a fanny at the Euro in 2008 and 2012 can envy him.
Pogba as Platini?
Here again, the specialist in the genre is none other than Michel Platini, who shook in each of the four major competitions contested. But on the other hand, he is doing slightly better than Thierry Henry, who remained silent in 2002 and 2010 and therefore only scored in five of the seven major competitions contested.
They are nevertheless several to display a ratio similar to Antoine Griezmann. Laurent Blanc, Youri Djorkaeff and Christophe Dugarry have all three successively scored at Euro 1996, the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000. But the first was silent at Euro 1992 and the other two had participated in the bankruptcy of the Blues at the 2002 World Cup. And the same is true of Paul Pogba, scorer at the 2014 Cup, at Euro 2016 and at the 2018 World Cup. If he did not still marked during this Euro, he can still hope to join Michel Platini in the annals of French football in the coming days.
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