The FC Barcelona forward is set to leave Patrick Vieira further behind Les Bleus legend in starts record for Les Bleus against Hungary.
Antoine Griezmann is a “game changer”, says Didier Deschamps as he emphasizes the player’s importance in the France team.
One of the stars in the star-studded French squad, Griezmann – much like teammate Paul Pogba – shifts up a gear or two when on international duty.
The forward made his international debut back in March 2014 and has since featured in every competitive fixture for Les Bleus, scoring 37 goals in 92 caps so far.
A record 50th consecutive starts for the FC Barcelona man awaits as France prepare to take on Hungary in Euro 2020 Group F round 2.
“He is one of our technical leaders,” Deschamps said of Griezmann, via Daily Mail. “He is a game changer with the way he moves, the control he has with the ball and the goals he is capable of scoring, and his assists.
“He is an offensive player, a very creative player and has this ability to think outside the box.
“That’s something he has proven to us time and again, it’s remarkable to watch even though he’s happy to get back and defend. Maybe he does that a little bit too much.
“This doesn’t prevent him from being a huge player and from having a huge presence on the pitch with regards to his efficiency up front.”