Thanks to their performances at the 2022 World Cup, Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann broke historic records for the French team. But the two forwards are struggling to enjoy because of their teammate Kylian Mbappé.
Didier Deschamps’ choice will probably give Diego Simeone ideas. Because in midfield, Antoine Griezmann connects the performances of a very high level. The French striker shone again on Saturday against England (2-1) by bidding twice. With 28 units, he has become the best deciding passer in Blues history. The French Football Federation therefore greeted him with a special shirt. But during his speech to the group, Antoine Griezmann couldn’t help but think of his presumptive successor Kylian Mbappé.
“𝘔𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘪 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘣𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘶𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘴𝘪 𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘴𝘪, 𝘴𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘪𝘭 𝘯 𝘯 𝘢𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘴 𝘥𝘦 𝘥𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴” ” @AntoGriezmann𝙢𝙚𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙪𝙧 𝙥𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙪𝙧 in Blues history with 2⃣8⃣ assists! #FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/9Ky2y5mrrc
— Team France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) December 11, 2022
« Thanks also to all scorersthe international tricolor responded. Without you there would be no assists. Thanks for the daily mood guys, those who play, those who don’t. The physios, the staff, the videos, thank you for everything. There are still two games to go, we can do it, be well concentrated, focus. I’m going to take advantage because I believe “Kyk” is 10 assists less than 28, so I’m going to take advantage of this moment. Thanks in advance and see you Wednesday. “At this rate, the Parisian (33 goals) will overtake Antoine Griezmann, but also Olivier Giroud (53 goals) in the ranking of top scorers.
Giroud also clear
« Nine World Cup goals? We will continue to compliment himsaid the striker after the victory against Poland (3-1). He scores two more beautiful goals. He deserves it. What more can we say? He keeps going, he keeps impressing. Although, yes and no because we already know what he is capable of. It’s great for him. He continues his ascent. I hope it will break many records. Anyway, that’s what it’s meant for. Score to distance yourself from him? Don’t worry, he’ll catch up with me soon (smile)… It is true that the 23-year-old PSG player is well on his way to erasing legends of French football.
— Kylian Mbappe (@KMbappe) December 10, 2022
Relentlessly, Kylian Mbappé does not even let his teammates enjoy themselves, while, for example, Thierry Henry’s goalscoring record has stood for 13 years, since Titi scored his last goal with the Blues in 2009 against Austria in a qualifier for the sinister 2010 World Cup. And he himself had Michel Platini dethroned whose record had stood for 23 years, while Platoche left the crossbar in 1984 with 41 goals. There is no doubt that the Paris Saint-Germain striker won’t wait that long to wipe it all out.