Antoine Griezmann confirms future will be resolved before World Cup

France celebrate a goal

The France worldwide has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, despite helping Atletico Madrid win the Europa League with two goals in the final against Marseille.

France showed the full range of their attacking weapons as they continued their preparations for the World Cup in convincing fashion with a 3-1 win over Italy in a friendly on Friday.

Griezmann has always been rumoured to be a target for the Camp Nou giants, although talk about a potential switch has quietened down since the end of the domestic season, with focus turning to worldwide football. "We get on well, we appreciate each other", Mbappe said, according to FourFourTwo.

The Manchester United midfielder, 25, was not the on the scoresheet, as he struggled to find his form, and was ultimately substituted in the second half in favour of Steven N'Zonzi.

"Paul had a good game, he worked hard".

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Griezmann also offered his support to Pogba, saying: "The whistles are part of football, you have to stay tough mentally".

"He knows that we love him very much and that he is the figurehead here, a very important player". He plays his game, you're used to him scoring.

"I trust this team, we must keep our feet on the ground and do everything possible to try to make it at the World Cup".

While the scoreline looked comfortable, the French midfielder was incessantly whistled by the home crowd at the Allianz Riviera in Nice and the Manchester United man was under pressure to perform. It hurts because I wouldn't want to be whistled, even if I went to Saint-Etienne, as an ex-Lyon player.

France start their World Cup with a Group C clash against Australia on June 16 in Kazan, with Griezmann expected to spearhead Didier Deschamps' attack.

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