Griezmann mocks Courtois over ‘anti-football’ remark

France striker Antoine Griezmann has hit back after Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois’ claims that Les Blues are an anti-football side after their World Cup semi-final clash.

Courtois claimed he would have rather have lost to Brazil in the quarter-final, as they played good football, rather than go out to a team like France.

However speaking in a press conference broadcast by the France Football Federation, Griezmann gave his former Atletico Madrid team-mates comments short thrift:

“Thibaut Courtois, he played at Atletico, he was a Spanish champion. With Chelsea, does he believe he is playing the football of Barcelona?”

“I don’t care how. I want a second star to be on this shirt, and if I have the star, I do not care about the game we have done.”

Griezmann certainly has a point as Courtois has won La Liga under Diego Simeone, and two Premier League titles under Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, all while playing a defensive style of football.

If the Belgium ‘keeper feels so strongly about the brand of football that should be played to triumph, maybe he should hand back his league winners medals.

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