Antoine Griezmann is relishing his new role helping others at the World Cup rather than worrying about scoring for France, AP writes.

Griezmann is third on his country’s all-time list of scorers with 42 goals, but in Qatar he is playing in a right midfield role in a 4-3-3 formation and has yet to score.

Heading into the round of 16 against Poland on Sunday, he’s not stressed about it. “I’m not wracking my brains figuring out how to score, the team needs me more at the heart of the game,” Griezmann said Friday. “I enjoy being the link between midfield and attack. I’m more in a role where I drop deep and try to help others.”

While other players might complain about being shifted around, it’s not a sacrifice for Griezmann, who is playing in his third straight World Cup and is set to make his 114th international appearance.

“I’m here to do what the coach asks me. I want to be proud of the jersey and make the coach proud,” he said. “I want to make things as easy as possible for my teammates. I’m in very good shape physically, and when that happens I feel better in my mind.”

Griezmann has always been close with Deschamps, who stood by him when he lost form last season. If anything, their bond has grown stronger.“He is a very trusting coach and that’s a strength of his,” Griezmann said.

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