"It's just an anti-football team".
"I just want to lift the World Cup".
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. "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.
Southgate said he was convinced that win or lose on Wednesday, his team have a bright future after decades of English under-achievement on the global stage.More news: New royal Prince Louis is christened
His six years in charge have provided not only a French record 52 wins in 82 matches but also see him deal with the bitter disappointment of defeat at home in Paris to Portugal in the 2016 European Championship final plus the storm over Karim Benzema's suspension.
"My game is changing, now I am more likely to dictate the rhythm or hold onto the ball".
"I would have preferred to have lost in the quarter-finals to Brazil, at least that was a team that wanted to play football".
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The breakthrough came with a deflected shot from Giroud which Kylian Mbappe tapped into the net, although Peru were not far from levelling when Pedro Aquino clanged the crossbar.
"We know what we have to do and we are calm", he added. Mobile phones are banned when the players eat together, and efforts to build team spirit are a top priority.
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