Paul Pogba has likened Antoine Griezmann to N’Golo Kante after the reinvented France midfielder coated each blade of glass of their World Cup semi-final win over Morocco.
Griezmann has loved considerably of a renaissance out in Qatar this winter, taking part in an important half in France’s run to a second successive World Cup remaining – the place he’ll lock horns with Lionel Messi – whereas flourishing in a newfound box-to-box position.
The Atletico Madrid star, a famend second striker or huge ahead earlier than this match, has been considered one of Les Bleus’ standout males after being remodelled in a deeper midfield place.
Paul Pogba has in contrast France team-mates Antoine Griezmann (L) and N’Golo Kante (R)
Pogba made the comparability on Instagram after Griezmann’s very good show in opposition to Morocco
Whereas his attacking qualities are not any secret, Griezmann has proven a unique facet of his sport within the Center East, typically sprinting again into France’s personal half to assist thwart opposition assaults and win the ball again for his facet.
Of their 2-0 semi-final win in opposition to Morocco on Wednesday he was excellent; making a complete of seven defensive contributions – two tackles, two interceptions, three clearances and one block – a statistic which was solely bettered by defenders Jules Kounde and Ibrahima Konate on the night time.
It has been a exceptional reinvention for Griezmann in Qatar, and injured midfielder Pogba believes he’s emulating their France team-mate Kante.
He wrote on Instagram: ‘Griezmannkante.’
The France star has flourished as an unlikely box-to-box midfielder at this 12 months’s World Cup
He produced a man-of-the-match show in opposition to Morocco to assist France attain one other remaining
And Pogba believes Griezmann is emulating their dynamic team-mate Kante out in Qatar
The Juventus star additionally expressed his pleasure on the prospect of back-to-back World Cup triumphs, writing: ‘It is close to’.
Pogba was not the one one to match Griezmann 2.0 to energetic Chelsea midfielder Kante, with Blues legend Didier Drogba additionally saying as a lot whereas on punditry responsibility for BBC.
‘Antoine Griezmann has stunned me however he has the intelligence and high quality to do it,’ Drogba mentioned.. ‘He seems to be extra like Kante than Griezmann!’
Alan Shearer was additionally impressed with Griezmann, saying: ‘He is a brilliant expertise, a extremely intelligent participant who reads the sport very well. Whenever you consider the gamers they have lacking, him and Aurelien Tchouameni had been incredible on the defensive work.’