Antoine Griezmann Claims that David Beckham is His Idol

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann may have recently signed a contract to confirm his stay at the Vicente Calderon, but he will continue to be linked with English clubs.

Griezmann comes on the back of a very disappointing 2016. After having finished as the runners up in the Champions League, the Frenchman was hoping for some consolation in the form of a title at the Euro 2016. Hopes for the same were raised immensely when the team was set to play in the Euro 2016 final against Portugal, who were the overwhelming underdogs despite possessing superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, there was more disappointment forGriezmann as France were beaten by Portugal. Showing no signs of the double disappointment, the Frenchman is already looking forward to the 2016-17 season. He says that David Beckham is his biggest idol, but it remains to be seen if he will follow in the footsteps of Beckham by playing in England. Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United have been showing interest in the player for quite a while. His decision to extend the contract with Atletico Madrid could not have come at a better time for the Spanish club as they are struggling to get the first win of the season.

At just 25 years of age,Griezmann is strongly regarded as someone who can win the FIFA Ballon d’Or award in the future.“I liked him [Beckham] a lot.He was my idol. That’s why I wear a long-sleeved jersey and wear the No7. It (Atletico Madrid) is a club that can bring titles. I really have no desire to go to another club. I want to win titles with Atlético,” said the attacker when asked about his idol and plans for the future.Griezmann scored 32 goals in 54 appearances last season.