• Griezmann: Winning Ballon d’Or complicated so long as Messi and Ronaldo are around

    Griezmann: Winning Ballon d’Or complicated so long as Messi and Ronaldo are around

    Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann believes he has little chance of winning the Ballon d’Or so long as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are competing for the award.

    The Barcelona star and his Real Madrid counterpart have won the past eight editions of the prestigious individual award – Messi lifting the trophy five times and Ronaldo on three occasions.

    Griezmann is expected to challenge for the honour this year after guiding Atletico to the Champions League final and spearheading France’s frontline at […]

  • Griezmann: I don’t really hate Ronaldo!

    Griezmann: I don’t really hate Ronaldo!

    The Frenchman does not bear a grudge against his rival in La Liga and at Euro 2016 despite the fact he helped to deny him two major trophies.

    Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann claims he has nothing but respect for Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Ronaldo recently revealed Griezmann had told the 31-year-old he “hated him” when they met in Miami while on holiday this summer, but the France forward has made it clear the comment was made in jest.

    The […]

  • Atletico star Antoine Griezmann: I have great respect for Cristiano Ronaldo

    Atletico star Antoine Griezmann: I have great respect for Cristiano Ronaldo

    Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has told L’Equipe Magazine he has “great respect” for Cristiano Ronaldo after jokingly telling the Real Madrid star he hates him.

    France international Griezmann, 25, lost out to Portugal captain Ronaldo in both the 2016 Champions League and Euro 2016 finals.

    The pair were surprised to come together again shortly after Ronaldo had been crowned European champion at Griezmann’s expense in a restaurant in Miami.

    Ronaldo revealed earlier this week Griezmann had told him — in jest — […]

  • Cristiano Ronaldo: Griezmann told me he hates me!

    Cristiano Ronaldo: Griezmann told me he hates me!

    The Real Madrid talisman says he met his Atletico Madrid counterpart in a restaurant in the wake of Portugal’s Euro 2016 win over France and they enjoyed a funny interaction.

    Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that Antoine Griezmann had some choice words for his cross-town rival after Portugal defeated France to lift the Euro 2016 trophy.

    Griezmann will go down in history as the player of the tournament at the European Championships, but clearly would have preferred to forego any individual honours in […]

  • Griezmann fully committed to Atletico Madrid – President

    Griezmann fully committed to Atletico Madrid – President

    Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has ruled out the possibility of Antoine Griezmann leaving the Vicente Calderon, including for Saturday’s rivals Real Madrid.

    Griezmann, a reported target of Manchester United, rejected an offer from Paris Saint-Germain over the summer and signed a one-year contract extension with Atletico through to the summer of 2021.

    The 25-year-old scored 32 goals in 54 appearances to help Atletico finish third in La Liga and runners-up in the Champions League last season, and then won the Golden […]

  • Griezmann said he will play in Madrid derby – Juanfran

    Griezmann said he will play in Madrid derby – Juanfran

    Atletico Madrid have received a boost ahead of Saturday’s derby against Real Madrid, with Juanfran claiming star forward Antoine Griezmann will be fit to play.

    Griezmann’s La Liga derby participation has been cast into doubt after suffering heavy bruising to his foot during France’s World Cup qualifying win over Sweden last week.

    But Atletico defender Juanfran revealed Griezmann – who has eight goals and five assists in 14 games in all competitions this season – is set to face Zinedine Zidane’s visitors.

    “I […]

  • Griezmann not irreplaceable for France, says Deschamps

    Griezmann not irreplaceable for France, says Deschamps

    The Atletico Madrid striker has been in superb form at international level in recent months, but his manager is confident his absence will merely allow others to shine.

    France head coach Didier Deschamps insists Antoine Griezmann is not an irreplaceable member of his team.

    The Atletico Madrid forward left the national team camp to return to Spain after suffering a foot injury in the 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Sweden.

    Deschamps agrees that Griezmann – the top scorer at Euro 2016 – […]

  • Griezmann names Messi and Ronaldo as the world’s best – but his third choice is STRANGE

    Griezmann names Messi and Ronaldo as the world’s best – but his third choice is STRANGE

    Antoine Griezmann believes Jamie Vardy has been the best player in world football behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

    The England international helped fire Leicester City to the biggest title upset in Premier League history with 24 goals last season.

    Ronaldo is the heavy favourite to secure the Ballon d’Or trophy ahead of Messi in January after winning the Champions League with Real Madrid and Euro 2016 with Portugal.

    But Griezmann’s aim is to be crowned football’s best player in the near future.

    ‘Cristiano […]

  • Antoine Griezmann reveals his first-choice Premier League destination

    Antoine Griezmann reveals his first-choice Premier League destination

    Antoine Griezmann’s first-choice destination in the Premier League would be a move to Manchester United, according to reports.

    The Sunday Mirror claims that Manchester United, City and Chelsea are all in the race for the France international, who is valued by Atletico Madrid at £80 million.

    But the 25-year-old has reportedly told confidants that Old Trafford would be his preferred move ahead of City and Chelsea.

    Earlier this week, Griezmann revealed that he holds frequent talks with Pogba about Jose Mourinho and the […]

  • Jose Mourinho wants to sign Antoine Griezmann, Yannick Carrasco and Jose Gimenez for Manchester United

    Jose Mourinho wants to sign Antoine Griezmann, Yannick Carrasco and Jose Gimenez for Manchester United

    Jose Mourinho is preparing an astonishing raid on Atletico Madrid as he looks to boost his Manchester United squad, reports say.

    The Portuguese tactician has seen his new side struggle at the start of the 2016/17 season and he is desperate to bring new recruits in.

    Mourinho is a long-term admirer of Antoine Griezmann and Jose Gimenez and he has now added Yannick Carrasco to his shortlist, according to The Mirror.

    The 23-year-old was watched by Mourinho during Belgium’s 1-1 draw with Holland, […]

  • My celebration is better than Paul Pogba’s, says Antoine Griezmann

    My celebration is better than Paul Pogba’s, says Antoine Griezmann

    Antoine Griezmann believes his ‘hotline bling’ celebration is better than Paul Pogba’s infamous ‘dab’.

    The Atletico Madrid striker, who brought out his Drake-inspired move during Euro 2016, was speaking after France defeated Sweden 2-1 in their most recent World Cup qualifier – a game which saw Pogba find the net.

    Despite not scoring himself, Griezmann was asked by Goal who had the better celebration: ‘You have to ask some other folk but I’m going to say mine,’ the striker said with a […]