Griezmann angered by Mbappe’s appointment as captain considers retiring from the French national team
Antoine Griezmann is reportedly considering retiring from the national team.
France’s “Lesquiff” said on the 22nd (Korea Standard Time) that “Greezmann was extremely disappointed that he was not named the captain of the French national team. “He was angry and hurt by Didier Deschamps’ selection process,” he reported.
France achieved remarkable results at the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup. Few expected France to advance to the finals before the tournament. This is because he suffered from numerous injuries ahead of the tournament and did not have 100% power.
He had several measles during the competition. Luca Hernandez was eliminated due to injury in the first group match against Australia. After the quarterfinals against England, the virus spread in the team and suffered from poor conditions. In the end, Rayo Upamecano and Adrian Labio were even excluded from the list ahead of the semifinals against Morocco. Even ahead of the final, Rafael Varane and Ibrahima Conate showed symptoms of a cold.
It wasn’t the best environment, but it showed the best performance. France has made it to the finals for the second time in a row following the last tournament. But he knelt down in front of Lionel Messi. Despite Kylian Mbappe’s hat trick, France lost after a penalty shoot-out and finished the tournament as a runner-up.
Hugo Lloris, the team’s captain, announced his retirement after the World Cup. Deschamps appointed Mbappe to the vacant captaincy ahead of the A match in March. Although young, his skills, dedication to the team, and leadership were enough to be a captain.
However, there was a player who was dissatisfied with the decision. It’s Griezmann. Griezmann is a player who can be called the crown prince under Deschamps. Deschamps, who took the helm in 2012, selected Griezmann for the French national team for the first time in 2014. Since then, Griezmann has played a key resource role, scoring 42 goals in 117 games. Griezmann recently showed loyalty, saying, “I will give everything for France and Deschamps.”
He was even mentioned as the next captain. Raphael Varane also retired at the same time as Lloris’ retirement, and Paul Pogba was not nominated for captaincy due to persistent injuries. Naturally, Griezmann, who had been with him for a long time under the Deschamps system, was expected to succeed Lloris 토토카지노사이트
But Deschamps’ choice was Mbappe. In an interview with France’s Telefoot, he said, “Mbappe is checked on every box of responsibility elements. “It is a key factor not only in the squad but also in the stadium,” he said, explaining why he appointed Mbappe as captain