The amount of criticism aimed at France and their head coach Didier Deschamps decreased after the side defeated Argentina 4-3 in the FIFA World Cup round of 16, France forward Antoine Griezmann said on Friday.
"The criticism subsided after we beat Argentina, the pressure on the team lowered after this match. We trust our coach completely, we're playing for him. It is important for me to win the title on Sunday. It's been a dream for all of us," Griezmann told journalists.
He also said that criticism aimed at the players could be unfair and that France goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris helped out his teammates whenever they needed him making vital saves.
"In football, you are criticized by people who sit in front of a TV or by spectators at the stadium. Sometimes this criticism is unfair," Griezmann said.
The 27-year-old added that his side resumed training immediately after beating Belgium 1-0 in the semi-finals, paying special attention to their tactics.
France will play Croatia in the World Cup final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.