We're used to being whistled – Griezmann

France forward Antoine Griezmann brushed off the whistles that came from the crowd after and during his side's 0-0 draw with Denmark.

Published : Jun 27, 2018 01:36 IST

Antoine Griezmann said France was not concerned by the jeers and whistles that rung out around Luzhniki Stadium after its uneventful goalless draw against Denmark.

Having already secured its passage into the last 16 of the World Cup, Didier Deschamps rested the likes of Hugo Lloris, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe and used the game to give unused members of his squad a taste of tournament football.

With Peru beating Australia in Group C's other fixture, a stalemate was good enough to take Denmark through but the crowd in Moscow did not take kindly to the 2018 World Cup's first 0-0 draw.

Griezmann was asked about the whistles from the crowd after the game and he told reporters: "We're used to that. If you don't score, you're getting whistled. If you don't play well, you're getting whistled.

'Have faith in my play'

"It's up to us to keep our heads cool and to play our games."

Having topped its group, France will face the second-placed team in Group D on Saturday, with Griezmann promising to produce much more in the knockout rounds.

"The preparation was a bit tough," he said. "But I'll keep improving and raising my level of play.

"I have faith in my play."

France midfielder N'Golo Kante said the whole team could improve its performance in the knockout phase as Deschamps' men aim to better their showing at the 2014 World Cup, when they reached the quarterfinals.

"We've witnessed lots of surprises during this World Cup," said Kante, who was asked whether games would be more open once the group stage is over.

"I guess it depends on who we will play," he replied. "I do think we can play better. We will have to be ready."

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