Griezmann confident he'll regain form in Russia
MOSCOW, June 24, 2018 (News Wires) - France forward Antoine Griezmann is confident his World Cup form will pick up following a slow start.
Although he earned and scored a penalty as France opened its campaign with a 2-1 win against Australia, he had a quiet game otherwise and was substituted by coach Didier Deschamps with 20 minutes remaining.
Griezmann was taken off with 10 minutes left in the 1-0 win against Peru, following another frustratingly below-par performance.
But Griezmann, the European Championship's top scorer two years ago, is confident he can repeat his Euro 2016 exploits.
He tells French soccer show Telefoot, "I will get better and better. It was the same at the Euros. It was only after the (second round) that I started to play very well."
Les Bleus take on Denmark in their final World Cup group-stage outing on Tuesday.
Midfielder Paul Pogba praised Griezmann for his "enormous" work-rate when tracking back to defend against Peru.
Pogba says, "He's fighting for the team."