Antoine Griezmann expressed his disappointment but beat the World Cup before Ballon d'Or after Atletico Madrid and France star missed…
Antoine Griezmann expressed his disappointment but beat the World Cup before Ballon d’Or after Atletico Madrid and France star missed the sought after individual award to Luka Modric.
Griezmann helped France to 2018 World Cup glory in Russia while he also had a triumphant Europe League campaign with Atletico but the 27th was third after Modric on Monday
Real Madrid midfielder and Croatia captain Modric finished Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo decades long domination in Paris.
Griezmann has publicly spoken of his Balloon d & # 39; Or ambitions and reflects the after-ceremony. Forward told reporters: “I’m very pleased with my year 201
” I won Europe League, I won the Super Cup and World Cup so it’s a good year. A little disappointed [to miss out on the Ballon d’Or] but it was a great night to celebrate the winners so I had to be there. “
When asked if he would ever claim Ballon d’Or, Griezmann replied: “I think if I keep working as I am, why not ?
“But I’m on the right track, I’ve claimed two podiums so we have to go on like this.”
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Pressed to choose between Balloon d & # 39; Or and World Cup, Griezmann said: “World Cup!”
Modric became the first Croatian to win Balloon d’Or after helping Croatia reach the World Cup final and Madrid secured a third consecutive Champions League trophy. 19659003] “It’s nice,” added Griezmann. “He had a good season. He won the Champions League.”