Griezmann: I’m ready to party after World Cup triumph

first_imgAntoine Griezmann has said that he and his teammates are ready to return to France to party after lifting the World Cup.The forward was named as man of the match in France’s 4-2 victory over Croatia in Sunday’s final and was on the scoresheet along with Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba.After lifting the famous trophy, he admitted that the magnitude of the team’s achievement hadn’t yet sunk in but that the celebrations would be lasting and memorable. “I don’t realise yet what it is,” Griezmann said. “I’m very proud of this team: the players and the staff, the technical staff and medical staff. We were really a united group. “We did something incredible, we made history and we are going to enjoy it. We’re going to see our families and we’re going to party. Tomorrow in France will be the same, we’re going to party with the French people.”Manager Didier Deschamps joined the select group of people to have lifted the trophy as a player and a coach. He praised his players’ mental strength, while acknowledging that Croatia had givern his side a real test in the final.“I had a very young group, 14 of them were on a discovery journey in the World Cup,” he said. “But the quality was there. My greatest source of pride with this group is that they managed to have the right state of mind for such a tournament. “I repeat all the time: never give up, never give up anything. “There are imperfections and today we didn’t do everything right but we do have those mental and psychological qualities that were decisive for this World Cup. In the first half of this final we didn’t have much but we were leading 2-1.“So, of course the question to be asked is always: are France a beautiful champion? Well, we are world champions and France are going to be on top of the world for next four years. That’s what needs to be remembered.”last_img read more