French forward Antoine Griezmann has always been an admirer of Uruguayan culture and previously stated he is half Uruguayan. But Uruguay striker Luis Suarez did not think so, as he said that on a press conference on Tuesday.
Atletico Madrid forward Griezmann is close friends with Diego Godin, who is also a teammate of his at the Madrid club.
Reportedly, Griezmann once went to meet Godin at the airport in Madrid wearing a Uruguay shirt.
“Antoine is French and doesn't know what it's like to feel Uruguayan, he will have his habits and his way of speaking Uruguayan, but we feel it in another way." Barcelona forward Suarez was quoted by Sport as saying.
"He doesn't know the determination we have to succeed in football despite how few of us there [in Uruguay in comparison to other countries]. he added.
"He doesn't know who we are or what we must do to be successful in football. He enjoys our customs, but we feel differently." he concluded.
Uruguay will face France in the World Cup quarterfinal on 6th July at the Nizhny Novgorod stadium.