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Antoine Griezmann: “I prefer playing down the middle.”

Speaking to our colleagues at Téléfoot, French international Antoine Griezmann explained the secrets behind his success with Atletico Madrid this season.

“I’m touched (by the fans’ reaction) and proud that I can do what I am doing on the pitch. I want to thank my teammates and the club who are doing everything to make sure that I am comfortable both on and off the pitch. Something clicked against Blibao where I scored three goals and that helped me to be full of confidence and to see that the work is paying off.”

“At the beginning it was difficult, because I was on the left and then I moved to the middle, so I wasn’t used to it. I just told myself that I would need time to learn. I feel more free, I prefer it down the middle but the most important thing is that I am on the pitch.”

“If I pick up more confidence, I am more assured and as I said the more the games with the selection (France) will come and the more I will receive the ball. I always try to smile on the pitch, to give everything for my country and I don’t get arrogant about it.”

On EURO 2016…

“I think we can go all the way, we can get there. We need to keep working hard, learn from the friendly matches and we will see.”  

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