Paul Pogba and Didier Drogba have both compared Antoine Griezeman to beat Liverpool and Real Madrid to Jude Bellingham
The Juventus midfielder uploaded a number of images to his Instagram story in the night of France win against Morocco, writing ‘it’s near’ as Les Bleu eye a second successive World title,
In another post to his story, Pogba looked impressed as he tagged Griezmann and coined the name ‘Griezmannkante’ alongside a thinking-face emoji. Then, in the BBC studio, Drogba made the same comparison.
“Antoine Griezmann has surprised me but he has the intelligence and quality to do it,” said the former Chelsea striker. “He looks more like Kante than Griezmann!”
Alan Shearer chipped in and agreed. The former Newcastle United striker said: “The defensive work that Antoine Griezmann had to, and did do, in the second half: The number of times he got in the way, the number of times he blocked it, clearing the ball in his own box.
“I thought he was man of the match, he was really good. You have got to give Didier Deschamps credit for changing Antoine Griezmann’s position slightly.
“He is really enjoying what he’s doing and he’s working as hard as anyone on the pitch. He is doing an incredible job, both going forward and defensively. He has been superb.”
It’s unlikely that Chelsea will heed the admissions of Pogba and Drogba and sign Griezmann to replace Kante. But, Graham Potter is in the market for a new midfielder so anything could happen…