Antoine Griezmann is still searching for his place in the game

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Antoine Griezmann became the driving force and master of play in the 4-3-3 formation adopted by the France national team during the World Cup. Placed on a higher pedestal since preparation, the madríli has lost its influence and impact. His back and forth movement reflects Didier Deschamps' quest for balance.

Antoine Griezmann smiles in training. The Blues vice-captain is still searching for the right fuel within the France national team. | Photograph: Frank Fife/AFP

  • Antoine Griezmann smiles in training.  The Blues vice-captain is still searching for the right fuel within the France national team.
    Antoine Griezmann smiles in training. The Blues vice-captain is still searching for the right fuel within the France national team. | Photograph: Frank Fife/AFP

In Qatar, the sun was shining bright, lighting up the Blues match. In this cloudy spring, Antoine Griezmann is still searching for his bearings and the light, in a modified role that may turn into an experiment without a future.

Since the beginning of preparations, there has been a lot of talk about his position on the field. In Doha, Didier Deschamps had a smart idea to put him at the heart of the French national team's game, taking advantage of his generous activity in recovery and his inspiration in building.

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Tess Larson

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