Griezmann hails atmosphere in France camp

Antoine Griezmann cites the blend of experience and youth in the France dressing room as the main reason for believing that his team will achieve Euro 2016 glory.

The tournament hosts are considered serious contenders for the prestigeous trophy and their star forward feels that these expectations are warranted.

"We have great players that play in great teams, so I think we have the squad to win it," he told Goal. "But we will have to be strong, we'll have to win our three first games and then, we will see what can happen.

"There's a good atmosphere and it's a great group. There are lots of jokes in the dressing room and we like each other’s’ company. And you can see it on the pitch. We really go 100 per cent for each other and we always try to help our team-mates," he continued.

"We have young guys and we also have the experienced guys. There's Patrice Evra, Hugo Lloris. Players like that who talk a lot to the dressing room, and then we have Kingsley Coman, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba who are a little bit… let's say crazy.

"But it’s good for France"

While talking up his team's chances, the 25-year-old did mention that a number of teams pose a threat to their aspirations, saying that fortune will also play a role in the eventual outcome of the tournament.

"There's Germany, there's Spain. I'm sure Italy will be in the last four. And then, we will have to have some luck on the difficult moments," he added.

The Atletico Madrid attacker also spoke about his own personal approach to remaining calm and confident in a big match.

"Confidence comes by scoring goals and playing good matches, and I always trying not to lose my first ball in a game," he said.

"The more you touch the ball and the more you succeed in your passes, the more you gain confidence.

"And then, with one action, your match is started and you'll have a good one."