Griezmann targets swift French response against Uruguay

Griezmann, who played the full 90 minutes in Rotterdam, admits that France was out of sorts against the resurgent Dutch and is targeting a much improved display when Uruguay visits Stade de France.

Antoine Griezmann ion action during France's defeat to Netherlands   -  Getty Images

Antoine Griezmann has challenged France to swiftly bounce back from its Nations League defeat to Netherlands when it faces Uruguay on Tuesday.

Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay scored to inflict a first defeat for Les Bleus since its World Cup success in Russia and, without a string of Hugo Lloris saves, the scoreline would have been more emphatic.

Griezmann, who played the full 90 minutes in Rotterdam, admits that France was out of sorts against the resurgent Dutch and is targeting a much improved display when Uruguay visits Stade de France.

"It was not our night. We tried to do our best, but we did not do enough to get through. Now, we have another game in front of our supporters and, even though it is only a friendly, we must put things in order," he told reporters.

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Moussa Sissoko shared Griezmann's frustration at his side's performance, insisting that it needs to ask some difficult questions of itself ahead of the Uruguay clash.

"Netherlands played very well. They dominated us in the duels. Our strength is being solid, and this was not the case. We need to understand why and quickly rectify it," he told L'Equipe.

"We will have time to discuss with the coach and between us and we must rebound on Tuesday. This is not the face of the France team. We have lots of questions to ask ourselves."