Ballon d’Or ‘On My Mind’, says Griezmann after FIFA Snub
Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann says regardless he can’t understand why he was not voted one of the world’s main three players by FIFA — however trusts winning the “more esteemed” Ballon d’Or will offer some kind of reparation.
“It’s a prize from FIFA and it appears a pity that no World Cup victors were selected,” Griezmann, who helped France to World Cup brilliance in Russia this mid year, disclosed to Spanish games day by day AS.
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, World Cup finalist Luka Modric of Croatia and Egyptian Mohamed Salah, who delighted in a staggering effort with Liverpool last season, were the three players selected by FIFA for the world controlling body’s best prize.
Presently assembled inside the FIFA Best honors, it will be introduced on September 24.
For Griezmann, who helped Atletico to Europa League radiance and additionally assuming a crucial part in France’s World Cup win, FIFA’s decision was outlandish.
“We had a great World Cup crusade, the entire group have the right to be granted: (Kylian) Mbappe, (Raphael) Varane, (N’Golo) Kante, who had a stunning World Cup despite the fact that nobody discusses it, or even myself.
“Yet, that is how it is.”
The reprimand has excited Griezmann’s aspiration to arrive the Ballon d’Or, the prize granted by France Football magazine to the world’s best player as voted on by columnists around the world.
“I think the Ballon d’Or has more esteem, a more extravagant history,” said Griezmann.
Imagined in 1956, it has been won by Ronaldo and Lionel Messi a record five times each. By differentiate, the FIFA Best honor has been a remain solitary honor just since 2016, having spent the 2010-2015 period converged with the Ballon d’Or.
He included: “It’s at the forefront of my thoughts and I have three months to give it everything (to win it). We’ll see what occurs.”
Inquired as to whether he felt open to “sitting at a similar football table” as five-time Ballon d’Or victors Messi and Ronaldo, Griezmann stated: “Truly, I suspect as much, albeit different players would be there also.
“I’m getting a charge out of being at this table, despite the fact that I know I can improve the situation.
“I’m at the summit however I know I can enhance, I need to be the most entire player conceivable.”