The 23 year old Frenchman had a mixed game for his country in their last match against Bulgaria where they thrashed their opponents by 4-1.

The Atletico Madrid striker asks the reports to give his country man "a little affection" after the 23 year old had another mixed game for his country in last night.

The new Manchester United midfielder has not at his top form since he joined the Red Devils this transfer window from Juventus, his performance was extinguish by Kevin Gameiro and Griezmann on Friday night.

The 27 year old Atletico Madrid striker defend his compatriot and calling that the midfielder is playing his part for his county rather than trying to be a star.

"Paul needs the affection of journalists so he tries to do his best, to give everything for the team," Griezmann told reporters.

"He has a different game with Juventus or with Manchester now. He tries to play for the team and it takes time to do it.

"Yes [I think there is a lack of affection for him], because every game you ask a bit too much from him. He needs, like me, like the whole team, a little affection from time to time."

"We expect him to make the team play, not that he scores goals from 50 metres," he added. "He should be the playmaker of the team, not the scorer."