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Deschamps not worried by Griezmann’s latest penalty miss

The Barcelona striker has missed his last three for France

Sweden v France - UEFA Nations League Photo by Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images

France boss Didier Deschamps didn’t seem too worried by Antoine Griezmann’s latest penalty miss for Les Bleus on Saturday.

The Barcelona striker missed a stoppage-time spot-kick in the 1-0 win over Sweden and has now missed his last three penalties for France.

Deschamps spoke about Griezmann after the match and said he would be happy for the 29-year-old to continue taking penalties.

“All offensive players, to make a difference, need a boost. He felt better and better as the match went on, he is one of the squad who hasn’t been playing for 15 days now. So he needs to turn the machine on again.

“He knows he missed the penalty, like his last two. But he hasn’t taken one for a while, he needs to get used to it again. For the moment he feels happy to take one, if there is another one, I’ll let him take it of course.”

Source | RMC Sport

Kylian Mbappe scored the only goal of the game for France against Sweden. Les Bleus are back in action on Tuesday against Croatia in a repeat of the 2018 World Cup final.

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