Far from shying away from his dream of winning the Ballon d’Or,Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has admitted that he is hopeful of winning it.He has enjoyed a fantastic 2018, the highlights of which include leading France to World Cup glory in Russia and scoring twice in the Europa League final as the Rojiblancos overcame Marseille.
As a result, he is hopeful that it was enough to help him break the Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi duopoly on the award.”On a personal level, I think that the Ballon d’Or is the greatest thing that can be won,” he told ESPN.”It is the most historic prize, the most prestigious. However, I am also a player who thinks about the collective.”It would be good to win it for myself, for everything that I have gone through, especially after being separated from my family at the age of three.”I have an incredible family and it would be nice to win for my parents and brothers too.”I’m not afraid to say it.
I dream of the Ballon d’Or, of the Champions League, the World Cup, of many things.”I dream of having three children and those dreams motivate you when you get up every morning and you have goals you want to achieve.”The ex-Real Sociedad man also acknowledged that since his World Cup win in the summer, it has made him even more aware of his role model status.”There is a great responsibility when it comes to the World Cup. Everyone is watching you,” he continued.”They monitor everything that you do in training sessions or off the field. You want to give across a good image and be an example.”