Antoine Griezmann defends Olivier Giroud in Karim Benzema spat

    Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann defends international colleague Olivier Giroud following criticism from Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

    Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann has actually protected Olivier Giroud after Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema took a swipe at his compatriot.

    Benzema stated during an Instagram Live video that he was “Formula 1” whereas Giroud was “go-kart”, prior to doubling down on the criticism of the Chelsea frontman when questioned on it once again.

    Griezmann has actually played along with both players for France, and firmly insists that Giroud’s role in the World Cup- winning squad of 2018 was “important”.

    When questioned about Benzema’s talk about Twitch, Griezmann stated: “I can’t respond to all that, that might get me into difficulty.

    “I love Olivier Giroud, he’s a good player and he helped us win the World Cup. And that’s important in life.”

    Giroud has actually scored 39 goals in 97 appearances for France, whereas Benzema has 27 goals in 81 international games.

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