France forward Antoine Griezmann said Friday winning the World Cup against Croatia on Sunday was more important than how his team do it.
Belgium’s players criticised the tactics France used in their 1-0 semi-final win as Didier Deschamps’ team sat deep and Samuel Umtiti’s headed goal came from a corner, but Griezmann dismissed the criticism.“I don’t care. I want the star (on my shirt for World Cup winners). If I get that star, I don’t care about how we play,” the 27-year-old Atletico Madrid forward told a press conference at France’s training base outside Moscow.
Griezmann said he had changed the way he plays for France in order to benefit the team.
He finished top scorer at Euro 2016 with six goals but France lost the final to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal on home soil.