Antoine Griezmann hits back at Thibaut Courtois criticism

Paul Pogba celebrates France's World Cup semifinal win over Belgium

GETTY IMAGES Paul Pogba celebrates France's World Cup semifinal win over Belgium

"We would like to host them and share with them the happiness of football, hoping that this can go some way to helping them after everything they've been through in the last few weeks".

"I worked first with him when he was 19 and I've seen an incredible, incredible journey in his career".

"I have a love of football in my heart". It's a dream. We are going through to the World Cup final - but you have to realise that dream.

He added to laughter: "We have a attractive country, we have a lovely team, we have handsome journalists!"

"I know the taste of defeat and it's really bad, so we want to finish this tournament well", Pogba said.

"I get criticised again and again but everything is fine". I wouldn't say that I'm young - but I'm not old yet!

Antoine Griezmann has mocked Chelsea and their goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois after he accused France of playing "anti-football" in Tuesday's World Cup semi final.

"A fantastic performance by (France defender) Varane and I think a very good performance by Pogba", he told RT.

"Pogba was mature. He played the game with great maturity".

"He had freedom to keep the ball away from the risky areas and to assist (Antoine) Griezmann for a great chance.

The semi-final was one game", he added, with Les Bleus to face Croatia in Sunday's final after Mario Mandzukic's extra-time goal secured a 2-1 victory over England on Wednesday.

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"[In the 2016 Euros] we thought it was done and that we had won the trophy by beating Germany in the semi-finals".

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