'I will not hesitate to count on him' Deschamps backs Griezmann

Mon 08 March 2021 | 12:02

The Bleus boss has compared Griezmann’s current situation with that of Paul Pogba at Manchester United and insists he still counts on Barcelona’s forward.

Antoine Griezmann

has been criticized for his performances at


as he still struggles to display his best form at Camp Nou. The France international has appeared in 24 league matches for the Blaugrana but has managed to score only six goals in their current campaign. France coach

Didier Deschamps

has spoken about Griezmann’s current form and says he retains full faith in the 29-year-old.

Deschamps told

beIN Sports


“He may not be playing at his best, but that is not to question his quality. It would be indecent to question his presence in the national team.

“In November, Paul was going through an even more difficult period with Manchester United. Being with us gave him a boost and he had a great game against Portugal. Antoine's case is the same, it's a matter of trust.

“They know that in the France team they are in a different environment. All the players can go through a bad period at their club, but I maintain the confidence I have in them.

“The players must bear in mind that there is competition. If at some point I think that a young man has less experience but can bring something more to the team, I will not hesitate to count on him.”


source: SportMob